There are many ways to become involved at Hastings Commons. Become a ‘commoner’ as a tenant, employee, trustee or volunteer, or support the work by becoming a member of the Hastings Commons Community Land Trust.

Join as a member of the Hastings Commons CLT

Hastings Commons Community Land Trust is owned by our members. It is the democracy and engagement part of Hastings Commons, working to build a strong organisation ready for the long-term responsibility of holding community assets in perpetuity for local benefit. Sign up here:

Find out more and join as a member for as little as £1.

Become a tenant

We welcome interest from prospective tenants in our co-working spaces, offices, shops, workshops and flats. All tenants are selected on the basis of need, local connection, enthusiasm for the ethos and a willingness to contribute; to be part of the collective life of the spaces and create a strong sense of community.

Hire a space

We have a number of hireable meeting spaces across Hastings Commons. These include the Board Room in the Observer Building, the project space at Rock House, the classroom/workshop at Rose Cottage and the Common Room in Eagle House.


We are often looking for anchors for our public living room, the Common Room, in Eagle House. Anchoring involves giving some time each week to keep the space open and friendly.

If you are interested in giving your time and skills as an anchor or in another way, please contact us to discuss volunteering options.

Become a trustee

Trustees are very important as they make the ultimate decisions about the Hastings Commons Community Land Trust. They serve on the Commons Board along with directors of Neighbourhood Ventures and a representative of our partner Project Art Works. The Commons Board steers the overall direction of the Hastings Commons.

Members of the CLT can put themselves forward as trustees.

More information about our current trustees can be seen here.

Work with us

All our open roles are advertised here. To apply for a job please send a cover letter and CV to

If there aren’t any available roles right now, we are always interested to hear from interesting people! Feel free to send your CV to

Current Roles Available

Youth Workers (x 2 positions available). Deadline for applications: 22nd June 2023 by 5pm.

Caretaker Supervisor Role. Apply via Indeed. We are looking for a new Caretaker Supervisor to join the team, working on our portfolio of community-owned buildings. A great role for someone who is personable, hard-working and can develop good relationships with our tenants and supervise and coordinate work for the team.

Freelance Quantity Surveyor invitation to tender:

Hastings Commons are now looking for a Quantity Surveyor(s) to support us through the full development and construction phases of two projects: 12 Claremont, Eagle House (Cambridge Road) and the Observer Building Roof. Please submit a proposal in response to the brief and appendices that are attached. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 16th June. If you have any questions, please contact via email by 5pm, Monday 5th June. To adhere to procurement guidelines, Kit will collate these questions, respond, and circulate to all those on the tender list by 5pm, Wednesday 7th June.

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