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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 £9.90 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 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

Volunteer and Family Coordinator

Salary: SCP 18-22 on the NJC pay scale- currently £25,419 per annum FTE with subsequent progression to £27,514 per annum FTE.

Location: You will be home-based with regular face to face meetings in Newhaven and across East Sussex.

Hours: 22.5 per week

Term of appointment: Permanent contract, although as with all posts, it is reliant on continued funding

Benefits: Holiday 25 days per year pro rata.  The office closes between Christmas and New Year to allow staff to spend precious time with loved-ones. Access to 24/7 free counselling service, access to 24/7 free GP service, study leave, flexible working hours.

Deadline: 9am Thursday Friday 25th May 2022. We encourage applicants to submit applications as soon as possible. Send applications to: 

Interviews: Week commencing 30th June 2022.

Volunteer and Family Coordinator Job Description

HSES Who We Are and Who We Are Looking For

Application Form HSES

Monitoring Form



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: Currently taking place over zoom, and it is likely that meetings will continue to alternate between in person and online after the pandemic.

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

We encourage applicants to submit applications as soon as possible. Send applications to

Trustee Application Form

Trustee Role Description


Previous Vacancies


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)

Volunteer Vacancies

We are often looking for more volunteers to support our Volunteer Family Support Service:

Student placements:

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

To enquire, please send us an email at 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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