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Interested in creatively promoting sustainable transport to young people? Join us to develop and deliver Independent Travel Training.

P/T, 17.5 hours p/w until March 2020
£20,413.50 per annum (pro rata salary of £10,206.84)

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

The Community Rail Education Officer will develop and deliver Independent Travel Training to young people. This new role, in partnership with East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth programme, will work with secondary schools, colleges, training providers and businesses from Newhaven to Hastings, to promote sustainable travel options to young people who are seeking work, education or training. Building relationships with partners and devising creative, targeted ways of engaging young people is central to the role. You will keep accurate records of outcomes, survey users and devise case studies to demonstrate how the project is delivered.

In addition, you will assist the Manager with all aspects of developing, sustaining and taking forward local station partnerships on the Seaford-Brighton Line. You will work with station partnership groups to develop projects and engage the local community, gain funding for projects, and handle marketing and communications.

We require a self-motivated person with a proven track record in working with and inspiring young 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, a train travel pass for duty purposes, 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 will be required. We are happy to discuss flexible working hours.

Application is by application form only. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 18th September 2017 and interviews will be held on Monday 25th September 2017 at Lewes.

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

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