Job Opportunities

Job opportunities at Southeast Communities Rail Partnership.

Community Rail Officer

 Seaford to Brighton

Would you like to do great things in the community to connect people to their railway?

A self-motivated and competent person is required for this interesting, challenging, and exciting role.

You will work on the Seaford to Brighton Line  supporting the steering group. You will continue to develop projects and engage the local community, gain funding for projects, handle marketing and communications and support station adoption groups. You will also develop a Try a Train project, encouraging marginalised groups to travel by train.

We require a self-motivated person with a proven track record in working with and inspiring people, excellent project management and communication skills, experience of working with partners and community engagement, and an interest in sustainable transport.

In return, we offer a flexible working environment working mainly from home and visiting stations, a train travel pass for duty purposes, a small but dedicated team atmosphere and generous holiday allowance.

Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Part- Time, 17.5 hours per week  Salary: £24,101.34 pro rata

Application deadline 17 00 Thurs 6th June 2024

Interviews will be held  in Lewes.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact  Fiona Morton CEO who will put you in touch with fellow line officers. For an overview of the role, explore our website. We want our organisation to be as diverse as the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Candidates must complete the application and monitoring form. CVs will not be accepted.

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To download the SCRP application form, click   SCRP Application Form 

To download the SCRP  monitoring form, click here

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Job Opportunity North Downs Line Officer

Could you champion rail travel in the Gatwick to Reading area and provide a voice for local communities.  We are recruiting for a Community Rail Line Officer for the North Downs Line . Get in touch for an informal chat or download job pack  NDL Job

Gatwick Airport Jobs Fair Today and Tomorrow

Around 2600 jobs are up for grabs at Gatwick

To book a timeslot/ticket go to 

Over 1200 airport jobs – some available for interview on the day – are on offer at a free, two-day jobs fair at Spectrum House Jobcentre, Crawley on Tuesday 15 March and Wednesday 16 March.

Anyone looking for a job is encouraged to book their free slot to the event through Eventbrite – and bring a friend.

Employers from across the airport are offering jobs in Gatwick’s shops, restaurants, and bars, as ground or cargo handlers on the airfield, as engineers or cabin crew with airlines.

Nick Williams, in Gatwick Airport’s retail team, said:

“This free two-day event is a great opportunity to find an exciting new job. If you know someone else who is also looking for a job, please feel free to bring them along too. There are so many great opportunities available with jobs on offer right across the airport.”


Job opportunity with Sussex CRP

Would you like to work for Sussex CRP as a Fundraising and Finance Officer?

A motivated and competent person is required for this interesting, varied and challenging role. The post is full time (35 hours pw) at a salary of £21,ooo pa (TBC), based at Lewes. It is for one year with potential for extension.

SCRP works to connect communities with their railways and to promote sustainable, accessible travel. We work along six railway lines in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with a wide range of partners, as well as running independent travel training programmes for primary schools and special needs groups.
The Fundraising and Finance officer will assist the senior leadership with identifying fundraising priorities and researching fundraising opportunities for major projects and to provide the company with a sustainable income stream. You will assist the Manager to approach trusts, grant-giving bodies and foundations, and to apply for grants and sponsorship consistent with our values and needs.
Following a period of growth, you will get our financial procedures on a sound footing, assisting the Finance Director to set up new accounting software. You will be confident in tackling all bookkeeping tasks for a small company to preparing management and statutory accounts.

You will be a vital part of the team, taking charge of central administration and assisting team members with projects from time to time.
We require a self-motivated person with excellent project management and communication skills, experience of using accounting packages, and experience of researching and writing fundraising proposals.

In return, we offer a flexible working environment, a duty train travel pass, a small but dedicated team atmosphere and generous holiday allowance. The post is based at Lewes Railway Station and some home working is possible. Some evening and weekend work may be required and we are happy to discuss flexible working hours.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 23rd February 2018 and interviews will be held on Thursday 8th March 2018 at Lewes.
We only accept applications on our company application form. CVs are not accepted. For more information and to request an application pack please contact

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kirsten Firth, Community Rail Development Manager on 07891 556897 or
We want our organisation to be as diverse as the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We are recruiting

SCRP are recruiting.  We are looking to appoint a Senior and 1066 (Hastings to Tonbridge) Line Officer who will connect the local community to their railway by developing community projects near railway stations, promote sustainable travel , support local businesses and leisure travel and involve diverse groups in community rail through Try a Train Trips and participation in the Line Steering Group. The Senior Line officer will support the Line Officer Team , develop skills and co-ordinate team activities. Deadline for completed application forms 17th October 2022

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Staff planter appear on station platforms

A number of new themed planters have appeared on the platform across several stations on the SER 1066 line. Stephen Crowley the member of staff based at Hastings has been producing planters from waste materials he has found around the stations. Using discarded pallets, pieces of wood and plastics items found whilst conducting his job as a line cleaner, Stephen has so far produced 10 new planters to be spread across three stations but word has got out and the demand for his creations is spreading further up the line.

With the aid of the volunteer gardener at Hastings the appropriate plants have been sourced from another local charity. The Friary Gardeners have now been involved in a number of line projects. This is a charity providing training and work opportunities to adults with autism and additional needs.

It is hoped that this will be an ongoing project with benefits being felt further afield.

Acknowledgement must go to Stephen, SER and the local management for their support as well the Community Rail Network for the kind funding.

An article by ACoRP from the Rural Services Network newsletter

Community rail intiatives can help reduce rural isolation and help social incusion, says a report.

Launched by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), the report highlights community rail projects across Britain.

It says local organisations working alongside industry connect communities to their railways, promote social cohesion and inclusion, and deliver a railway that enables access for all.

The study provides practical guidance and recommendations for groups and industry about developing successful social inclusion work, as well as showcasing best practice.

Authored by ACoRP’s Naomi Halloran, it illustrates how community rail supports and champions social inclusion across five themes:

* promoting accessible journeys for all
* connecting people to opportunities and services
* stations as spaces for social growth and enterprise
* community rail volunteering
* using arts and heritage to engage communities.

The report draws on both academic research and best practice from across the community rail field and beyond.

Projects showcased in the report include programmes to build confidence and skills in rail travel for people with physical or hidden disabilities or other support needs.

The study also highlights schemes to help job seekers access wider employment opportunities and innovative uses of station space for social enterprise.

The document also shows how community rail volunteering can increase social interaction, employability and skills.

Lincolnshire’s Poacher Line, for example, has worked with a local academy school and cycling training programme ‘Bikeability’ to promote active, bi-modal travel among young people;

Similarly, Community Rail Cumbria works in partnership with rehabilitation charity Turning Point to help people build confidence and social interaction while contributing to community rail volunteering projects.

Jools Townsend, chief executive of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, said: “This important and exciting report evidences the many ways that community rail impacts on social inclusion.

“Through connecting communities with their railways, and helping people get the most from local lines and stations, community rail partnerships and groups around Britain are making a huge difference to people’s lives.”

More recognition should be given to community rail as a powerful force in bringing about a fairer, more inclusive society, the report suggests.

The report is available at