Great opportunity to join an exciting and thriving organisation based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Rother Voluntary Action (RVA) are seeking an inspirational leader with a passion for voluntary and community action. This is not only an opportunity for you to grow as an individual but also as a leader of a respected & established organisation.

‘It’s been a privilege to be the CEO for Rother voluntary action, working with this dynamic community and staff team at RVA. I personally have learnt so much in my time here and developed as a leader. Whoever is fortunate enough to be in this role next, will get the chance to shape a vibrant developing organisation that really serves the community of Rother’ Claire Cordell CEO October 2020 to December 2022

About us

We help people, help people.

RVA operates across the district of Rother in East Sussex, including many towns & villages such as Bexhill, Robertsbridge, Rye, Battle, Camber and Burwash. We support and champion Rother’s voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas to strengthen communities.

About you

Do you possess the passion, drive and business acumen to oversee and grow our position as the lead agency providing effective and innovative infrastructure support and volunteering services in Rother?

  • Ability to work closely with the Board of Trustees, stakeholders, East Sussex County Council (ESCC), Rother District Council (RDC) to develop the organisation’s strategy, resources, and services
  • Be adept at building, maintaining, developing and establishing highly credible relationships with key stakeholders, partners and members across a range of sectors
  • Be skilled in providing good leadership, interpersonal skills, to create and foster a beneficial, proactive working environment for all RVA employees and volunteers.

Application forms should be returned to:

Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2023

Interviews will be held on: 23rd/24th February 2023

For details see [CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]:

CEO Job Description

CEO Person Specification 

RVA Application Form 2023


If you have any queries or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Peter Blatchly at