Organiser North Lanarkshire (2021)

Living Rent is looking for one community organiser to join our organisation in Motherwell and Wishaw and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in North Lanarkshire and Glasgow, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.

About the job:

Role: Organiser, North Lanarkshire

Details: Full time (£9.6/hour, 35h/week, £17, 472 per year), Motherwell and Wishaw, 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

About the job: Your job is 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 take place through neighbourhood-based work though, if the situation changes, the role will switch to online organising.

Qualifications: 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! 

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 North Lanarkshire’ by Tuesday the 19th of October, 6pm. Late applications will not be considered.
  4. Once you have submitted your application, please complete the equal opportunities monitoring form (here).

Please note, the interview process will take place over two stages. We will hold a 1st stage of interviews online on Tuesday the 26th of October which is mandatory to be considered, where we will provide applicants with introduction to the organisation, hands-on collective 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 1st of November. The second stage will be in-person if restrictions allow.

Closing date: Tuesday the 19th of October

Interviews day: Monday the 25th of October

Start date: 22nd of November (desired)

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