Employment

Pivot your potential by identifying your skill-set and the diverse range of jobs you can apply for.

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Our partners will help you identify what you are truly capable of and what your wider experience can offer you. Their guidance will be there every step of the way through top tips, support, and advice to help you stand out from the crowd and embark on a new avenue/career path.

Heaselands Garden

Heaselands Gardens are looking to hire a qualified gardener in their award-winning, 49-acre garden on the outskirts of Haywards Heath. Starting immediately. Competitive pay. Candidate would join a team of three..

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Employ Crawley

Employ Crawley is a collaboration between Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and Jobcentre Plus. Working in partnership with public, private and voluntary sectors offering free information, advice and guidance on a range of local employability and training services, to help Crawley residents access local jobs and assist employers to gain better access to the workforce.

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Journey2Work

Journey to Work gives you support to help reignite your employment goals and dreams and help you transfer your life and work experience into new opportunities giving you a new found confidence to go out and get that job you’ve always wanted

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DWP - Learning Disabilities

DWP are able to walk you through the process every step of the way help you apply for job roles that suit your skill-set and abilities. They will also support you through other aspects of employment that you may be struggling with.

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Love Local Jobs

Love Local Jobs offers advice and top tips on how to create the perfect CV, how to make a great first impression, what to expect in the interview process, what questions you might be asked and what questions to ask along with negotiating for that all important salary.

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Make a Difference

The Make a Difference employment coaches provide tailored support helping you with key skill development, confidence building, CV writing, interview practice, job searches and applications. And provide a community feel with others in the same situation.

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Testimonials

Matthew Tyson
Managing Director
RPD
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“A lasting impact of Covid has been the number of people that want or need help, and so many organisations are prepared to give it. The problem is making sure they can find each other with all the “noise” about. This project will be so valuable to so many.”

Anthony Bolton
Chair
The Boltini Trust
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"A huge challenge facing Sussex will be the large number of people who have or will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. We hope the RPD Foundation will be able to help a number of these find new outlets for their skills and The Boltini Trust is delighted to help them achieve this.”

Steve Sawyer
Executive Director
Manor Royal BID
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“Crawley is expected to be badly affected by COVID than most. This is absolutely the best time for different sections of the community to come together and find ways to help one another by pooling the combined talent, skills, expertise, and energy available on our doorstep.”

Matthew Tyson
Managing Director
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“A lasting impact of Covid has been the number of people that want or need help, and so many organisations are prepared to give it. The problem is making sure they can find each other with all the “noise” about. This project will be so valuable to so many.”

Anthony Bolton
Chair
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"A huge challenge facing Sussex will be the large number of people who have or will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. We hope the RPD Foundation will be able to help a number of these find new outlets for their skills and The Boltini Trust is delighted to help them achieve this.”

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Our aim is to help you overcome current challenges and help you unlock new opportunities

Common Questions

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What does the “Sussex Angels” initiative do?

The “Sussex Angels” initiative, driven by the RPD Foundation, brings solutions and opportunities together, working with partners and signposting those that need support and are looking for new opportunities to organisations and those that can provide them. 

What Partners are involved?

We have an extensive list of partners already involved including Richard Place Dobson, Crawley Community Action, Manor Royal Business District, Gatwick Airport, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Boltini Trust, Gatwick Diamond Business and Sussex Community Foundation.

Is there a charge?

No, the Sussex Angels initiative seeks funding and partners to provide support free of charge to individuals 

Is there a charge for organisations?

No, other than your time effort and energy. Of course, all donations and help with funding to sustain the initiative is always welcome!

How can I get support?
How can I give support?