Member defence coordinator East Coast

Living Rent is looking for a member defence coordinator for the East Coast of Scotland to support our organisation’s growth. This position will join and support a growing team of organisers in Scotland, as well as expanding member defence teams across Scotland.



About the job:

Role: Member defence coordinator, East Coast of Scotland

Details: Full time (£9.6/hour, 35h/week, £17, 472 per year), Edinburgh, 12-month fixed contract.

About the job: You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Edinburgh and neighbouring regions, with the LR team in Scotland and with ACORN team throughout the UK and will focus specifically on supporting members to address their housing issues through member defence. The role will entail supporting the growth of Living Rent’s member defence teams, recruiting new members, working with members to develop branch-based member defence teams, coordinating training for members, supporting members to plan and deliver member defence campaigns and actions, and delivering administrative duties such as email sign-posting, website updates, measuring and reporting Living Rent’s impact. You will be working with existing and newly recruited members.

Qualifications: We are recruiting a versatile coordinator. We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations. Experience in case-work, training, community education, customer facing work, management, workplace organising, recruitment, campaigning and administration are welcome though not mandatory. We are primarily looking for someone to show enthusiasm, curiosity, willingness to learn and a commitment to social justice. This role may suit someone who wishes to move into a role which empowers members to plan direct actions and strengthens Living Rent as a member-led union. Housing insecurity is a stressful thing to live with, you must be willing to work with people experiencing this stress and be able to be sensitive in supporting them, yet still able to champion our fighting approach.

We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!

Application and deadlines:

  1. Download and fill in the application form (here) referring to the person and job specification (here).
  2. Save the completed application form as a Word document 
  3. Send it  to [email protected] with the subject matter: ‘Job Application: member defence coordinator East Coast’ by Tuesday the 19th of October, 6pm. Late applications will not be considered. 
  4. Once you have submitted your application, please complete this equal opportunity monitoring form

We will hold interviews online on Thursday the 28th of October where we will provide applicants with introduction to the organisation, hands-on collective exercises and an interview. 

Closing date: Tuesday 19th of October, 6pm

Interviews day: Thursday the 28th of October

Start date: 22nd of November (desired)

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Living Rent at [email protected]