Working in East Sussex

Sussex has some fantastic natural features such as the Seven Sisters County Park, alongside many areas of outstanding natural beauty that include the medieval heathland and forests of the High Weald.

Explore the beautiful South Downs Way, the 1066 Country Walk, Hastings Country Park and Nature Reserve, the Weald Way and the picturesque villages of Alfriston, Lewes, Rye, Hartfield and Burwash.

Beaches and harbours
Hastings still boasts the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, as well as the UK’s steepest funicular railway. Eastbourne offers a traditional Victorian seafront and the bustling Sovereign Harbour marina.

Places to stay
There is a rich array of accommodation options, ranging from five-star hotels on the seafront to quaint B&Bs set amid beautiful Sussex countryside.

The weather
Both Eastbourne and Hastings regularly top the UK list for locations that enjoy the most hours of sunshine.

Birthplace of English History
The legacy of the Battle of Hastings still colours the entire town and the remains of William the Conqueror’s first English castle still stand today.

Travel connections
London is just over two hours away by car or train, while Gatwick Airport, Eurotunnel and regular ferry crossings from Dover allow easy access to mainland Europe.

The White Cliffs coastline
The stunning and world-famous White Cliff coastline includes the iconic Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, as well as Seaford Head and Hope Gap.

Places of cultural interest
East Sussex offers a rich array of culture, with art galleries such as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and an array of theatre and entertainment venues such as the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill, Congress Theatre and Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne and the White Rock Theatre in Hastings.

These include Glyndebourne Opera Festival, the Lewes Bonfire Celebrations, Hastings Pirate Day and Eastbourne’s Airbourne.