Living Rent is looking for an Operational Manager

Our wee union is getting bigger!

Living Rent started in October 2014, with a few people in a room and no money in the bank. You know the story since, with hundreds of members joining Living Rent and recognising that what we do is  crucial to changing Scotland's housing landscape. With the support of our wonderful organisers, the union has now reached more than 850 members, empowered hundreds of tenants to challenge the gross housing inequalities we all face and supported renters time and again to win cases. In order to support the administration, financial framework  and general infrastructure of Living Rent, we have decided to hire a part-time operational manager. This will, we hope, strengthen the union and ensure that Living Rent will continue its fantastic growth in the years to come.

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Work for Living Rent

Job Advert: Organiser

£16 424 pro rata (Living Wage of £9 an hour), 22.5h/week part time, Edinburgh, 12-month fixed contract, any extension is subject to funding.

Living Rent is looking for an organiser to join our organisation in Edinburgh to develop our neighbourhood branches. This is an exciting opportunity to create the staff base of Living Rent is Edinburgh, and support the growing Edinburgh-based membership. You will be under the supervision of Living Rent’s national organiser based in Glasgow.

The role will entail organising outreach events (door knocking, stalls, community meetings), supporting the creation of neighbourhood/block organising teams, supporting the actions of tenants to achieve their demands, and organising local events. The organiser will be working with existing volunteers and newly recruited members in Edinburgh

We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!

You can find the person and job specification (here), the application form (here) and the equal opportunities monitoring form (here). If interested, please read the job specification and send the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by Friday the 13th of September, 5pm.

You can post them to Living Rent, at Box Office G17 12 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1DDA (if you are doing this, please send us an email to tell us), or preferably e-mail them with the subject matter: 'Job Application' to:

This is a part-time (22.5h per week) role with some flexible working. Please note, the interview process will take place over two stages. We will hold a half-day 1st stage on the 20th of September, which is mandatory to be considered, where we will provide all applicants with an introduction to Living Rent and hands-on exercises and an interview. Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend a second stage evaluation, in the following week, which will include hands-on practice.

Closing date for application: 13th of September, 5pm

Interviews day: 20th of September



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