Role(s) currently available:

1) Rural Housing Enabler 

Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) has a vacancy within our Community Engagement Team.

Part time Rural Housing Enabler

Hours: 21 hrs per week. starting salary £26,000 (pro rata).

Fixed Term until 31st March 2025


At RCCE, we believe that communities have the power to effect change and one of the most important areas a rural community can do this is with housing. People often find themselves priced out of the area where their support network, family or job is, and our Rural Housing Enabler Service is crucial in helping rural communities find solutions to this important issue.


RCCE are delighted that with government funding, we can increase our Rural Housing Enabler Service, to help build on the excellent work already being done to bring forward more affordable rural housing in Essex. This often begins with helping communities identify their local housing needs and then supporting them to bring forward the schemes they need and want.


This is an exciting time to join RCCE as we expand our team. You will work with the Senior Rural Housing Enabler to promote the service across Essex and provide advice and guidance for parishes, including helping them identify their local housing needs and support them through the process of bringing forward a development. You will produce case studies, provide administrative support to our Rural Housing Advisory Group meetings, and keep up to date with local and national policy, as well as being involved with training and network events.


To be successful in the role you need to be versatile, a good communicator, who enjoys engaging with groups and individuals. Experience of, or ability to present to parish councils and groups is required, as well being able to prioritise and problem solve. The capacity to understand policies and manage and create new partnerships will help you in the role.


If you have a can-do attitude with an understanding of the challenges that rural communities face and have a passion for enabling and enthusing people, then we would love to hear from you.


There will be some evening and weekend working, but time off in lieu is given for this work.


This post requires you to have a full driving licence and access to a car.


Contact: Sarah Sapsford (Community Engagement & Services Manager) -

To apply you must complete an application form and an equality monitoring form:

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Person Specification