Living Rent is looking for two community organisers to join our organisation in Glasgow and Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change.
You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.
Hours: FT (35h) or PT (22.5h)
Pay: Living wage £9.30 per hour.
About the job:
Your job will be to build tenant power in order to challenge landlords collectively, not only bringing victories to members but also building a system that puts people before profit. The role will entail organising outreach events (door-knocking in blocks of flats, street stalls, community meetings), recruiting members, supporting the creation of neighbourhood organising teams, supporting members to organise direct actions and organising local events. This role aims to get more people involved in Living Rent at the local and national level, in order to build tenants’ power in Scotland. This job will first take place through online outreach, before switching back, when appropriate, to neighbourhood-based work.
We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations and determined to build working-class power. 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 looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dedicated to building tenants’ power, and keen to build Living Rent’s potential. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!
An application pack is available for download below.
If interested, please read the job specification and send the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by the 12th of June, 5pm. Please e-mail application with the subject matter: ‘Job Application’ to: [email protected], and your equal opportunities monitoring form to [email protected]. Please specify which city you would like to be considered for and whether you would be interested in a FT or PT position.
Please note, the interview process will take place over two stages, through online software as per the government recommendations. We will hold a 1st stage of interviews on the week of the 15th of June which is mandatory to be considered, where we will provide applicants with an introduction to the organisation, hands-on exercises and an interview. Short-listed candidates will be asked to a second stage hands-on evaluation which will take place on the week of the 22nd of June and consist of two practice exercises.
Closing date: 12th of June 2020
Interviews day: Week of the 15th of June 2020
Late applications will not be considered.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Living Rent at [email protected]