Head of Communications and Engagement


Recruiting Organisation: Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (AUKWSBH)               

Working hours : 37 hours per week

Salary: £35,000 FTE
Location: Hybrid Working – Littlehampton, Brighton, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Chichester or Haywards Heath


Age UK is the UK’s leading charity and their vision is to inspire and enable older people over 50 to Love Later Life.  They are looking for a highly skilled, motivated, creative and dynamic person to help them move into the next exciting stage of growth and development.

They provide an array of services and activities that meet the needs and interests of the communities they support, providing opportunities for people to get out, have fun, socialise and build friendships.

If you are looking for your next challenge and wish to make a genuine, positive difference to people’s lives then come and join their amazing, talented and passionate team of people.

  • The role will lead and manage their communications, engagement and marketing team.
  • It  will include leading on the development of their website and ensuring a seamless, engaging and high quality service for all their customers and staff.
  • You will be working with geographically dispersed, highly dedicated teams and services and oversee our First Point of Contact and Information and Advice teams.
  • As Head of Communications and Engagement you will play a crucial part in the organisation.
  • This will put you at the heart of the charity and give you the opportunity to use your skills in a varied and fast-paced role.
  • You  will lead, motivate and support the work they do and help them make a positive difference to the teams and their communities.

If you are passionate about helping local communities,  have a background in communications, public engagement, project management and leading effective communication strategies, then this is the role for you!


At AUKWSBH they value their people and want to offer staff flexible working opportunities that best support their life wherever possible eg through hybrid working.  They are able to offer this in this role which means you could work in a centre of your choice 2-3 days per week (Littlehampton, Brighton, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Chichester or Haywards Heath) and the remaining time from home.


At AUKWSBH, staff benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Option
  • 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 Sarah Watson, Chief Operating Officer by emailing sarah.watson@ageukwsbh.org.uk


For Job Description & Application form please click here.


To apply please complete an application form or email your CV with a full covering letter as to why you are suitable for the role to recruitment@ageukwestsussex.org.uk


Closing date:  30 June 2022

Interview Date: 11 July 2022

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