Job Opportunities

Job opportunities at Southeast Communities Rail Partnership.

We are currently recruiting for the following posts:

Community Rail Line Officer Marshlink Line 17.5 hrs, Details, Job Description

Community Rail Line Officer Windsor to Reading 17.5 hrs, Details ,Job Description

Project Support Officer Education 35 hrs , Details, Job Description

To download the SCRP application form ,click here

To download the SCRP  monitoring form, click here

Or contact for job packs.

For other Community Rail job opportunities see Community Rail News, click here.

For job opportunities at Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, click here.

For job opportunities at South Western Railway, click here.

For job opportunities at Great Western Railway, click here.


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.


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