Role(s) currently available:

Published 04/03/2024

Rural Housing Enabler

Part time: 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.


Application deadline: 5pm 25th March 2024


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

For the full job description please click here.

To apply please complete the job application form and return to:

RCCE Job Application Form

Equal opportunities questionnaire

Published: Updated 24/10/23

Find Your Active - Community Connector

Physical activity is essential to our health and wellbeing and building on the success of the pilot project initiated by Active Essex and Essex County Council, RCCE are pleased to be recruiting for Find Your Active Community Connectors to ensure physical activity is a top priority for everyone.

Find Your Active Community Connectors work within local communities and alongside United in Kind Coaches and other Essex Wellbeing teams, to support people to find their active. Whether that is within an existing group, club, activity or helping create something new. 

The post is fixed term until 31st May 2024 (with possibility of project extension)

Location: This is a district wide role and currently we are looking for a Connector in the Chelmsford district.

Hours approx: 10-12 hrs per week, per district. We offer Flexible hours (majority of time is Mon-Fri, with some weekend and evening work as required). There is the opportunity to cover more than one district. Working days are negotiable.

Salary: £22,000 FTE (actual salary is based on number of districts. FTE pro rata)

Annual Leave: 33 days (including bank holidays) pro rata

For further information about the role please click here

Forms to complete as part of the application:

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire

RCCE Job Application Form