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Home-Start East Sussex has signed up to the Brighton & Hove/Lewes Living Wage Campaign, committing to pay staff a minimum £12.00 per hour.

HSES’s CEO and trustees recognise that the National (Living) Wage does not take into account the cost of living. We believe that our valued staff – and all people – should not have have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet as it forces them to spend less time with their families, lowers their quality of life, makes them less productive at work and damages their physical and mental health.

We realise we need to embody the changes we want to see in the world. Taking a stand will put pressure on other charities, businesses and government to do the same.

Home-Start East Sussex is a Disability Confident employer. We believe that people with disabilities and long term health conditions should have equal opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Home-Start East Sussex have committed to following The Halo Code, which upholds the rights of our employees to come to work with their natural hair, as associated with their ethnic, racial and cultural identities. This is specifically designed to prevent discrimination against Black and Afro hair in the workplace.

Home-Start East Sussex have signed the pledge to always #ShowTheSalary for the roles we advertise. We are displaying the Show The Salary logo to demonstrate our ongoing commitment.

Current Vacancies
No agencies please

Finance Trustee (Honorary Treasurer)

Being a trustee is a voluntary role, but the charity will pay for out-of-pocket expenses for travel to trustee meetings or childcare costs so you can attend meetings.

Location: Meetings will be a mixture of in person and online. In person meetings usually take place in Newhaven.

Hours: Variable, minimum 2 hour trustee meeting every three months with a quarterly meeting on a subcommittee.

We encourage applicants to submit applications as soon as possible. Send applications to [email protected]

Finance Trustee Role Description

Why be a Trustee with HSES

Trustee Application Form


Previous Vacancies



22.5 hours per week. NJC 18-22 £27,344 - £29,439 pro rata.

Senior IDVA

37 hours per week.  NJC 23-25 £30,151 - £32,020.

Community Engagement IDVA

30 hours per week.  NJC 18-22 £27,344 - £29,439 pro rata.


Service Manager

37 hours per week NJC PO4/M4 sp 35-38 currently £39,571-£42,614 (pay award pending)

Whole Family IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

20 hours per week NJC Scale 6, point 18-22 £25,419-27,514 per annum FTE (Pay award pending)

Volunteer and Family Coordinator

22.5 hours per week NJC Scale 6 £25,419-27,514 per annum FTE (Pay award pending)

Services Administrator

25-30 hours per week NJC Scale 3/4 £19,312-£21,748 FTE (Pay award pending)

Peer Support Coordinator

22.5 hours per week NJC Scale 5 £22,183-£24,491 FTE (Pay award pending)

Referrals Administrator

NJC scale 3/4 £19,312-£21,748 FTE (Pay award pending)


Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

18.5 hours per week NJC scale 4 £20,092-£21,748 FTE (Pay award pending)

Programmes Assistant

18.5 hpw NJC scale 4 £20,092-£21,748 FTE (Pay award pending)


37 hpw or job share NJC Scale 6 £24,982-£27,041 FTE (Pay award pending)

Student placements:

We offer unpaid placements for undergraduate or postgraduate research, or for social work students.

To enquire, please send us an email at [email protected] telling us about your course, your skills and how these are relevant to the work that we do at Home-Start East Sussex.

Some quotes from our MA Community Psychology and MA Social Work students from 2020/2021:  


I worked with HSES on updating their domestic abuse programme, researching among individuals who were passionate about the things I am was so refreshing.

I was supported brilliantly and knew that my research and input were appreciated and implemented. I am now a paid employee and work delivering this programme.

I will be supervising the MA students and look forward to working with those who are passionate about creating change in their community.

I understand the difficulties of working to meet both University and Community Partners' outlines and will work my hardest to help the students balance this.

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