Development Manager – Horsham


Recruiting Organisation: Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Working hours: up to 28 hours pw (job share, flexible and hybrid working all considered)
Salary: £30,000 pa (£22,702 pro rata)
Location: Horsham, West Sussex


Age UK is the UK’s leading charity enabling older people over 50 to Love Later Life.  Their vision is to inspire and enable people to do this.  Their aims are to promote the well-being of older people, reduce loneliness,  make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, reduce  any barriers that cause social isolation and thus enable older people in the community to flourish.

They are looking for a highly skilled, motivated and dynamic person to help them move into the next exciting stage of planned growth and development and help achieve their aims.

The role entails you managing their services in Horsham to help older people, their families and their carers. To do this, they provide an array of services and activities that meet the needs and interests of the diverse communities they support, providing opportunities for people to get out, have fun, socialise and build friendships.


This is an exciting role for someone who will lead, develop and manage services, building(s) and people for the benefit of older people in Horsham.  Part of this role will be to oversee Lavinia House – a vibrant bespoke building for older people near the town centre. If you are  passionate about making Horsham  a great place to live for older people and can develop their services and activities further, then they would like you to join their amazing team.


They are looking for an exceptional person to lead the team and drive forward their ambition for Horsham. The role is particularly crucial given the unprecedented and continued challenging times that we face.  You will be working in partnership with colleagues, key stakeholders, local organisations and communities to provide high quality, impactful, inclusive services and activities.


You must:-

  • Put older people at the heart of everything you do
  • Have excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Be confident, enthusiastic and solution focused
  • Understand community development/true partnership working
  • Demonstrate a great understanding of Horsham


AUKWSBH really is a great place to work and they value their people.  That’s why the staff benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Options
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro-rata for part time staff
  • Health Cash Plan


As an employer, they want to see the diversity of our communities reflected in the workforce. They believe that employing a rich mix of people from a range of different backgrounds with fresh ideas and different perspectives is key to enabling them to continually improve our services to the diverse communities they serve. They welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community.

They are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is as inclusive as possible for everyone and this includes making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

To arrange an informal chat, please contact Jo Clarke, Director of Partnerships & Localities at


For Job Description & Application please click here.   Please email completed application forms to



Closing date:  Monday 4 July 2022, 9am

Interview Date: 7 and 8 of July 2022

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