Recruitment: Living Rent is recruiting a remote organiser

Passionate about memberrun organisations? Living Rent is looking for a remote organiser to support its growing membership across Scotland. This position will join and support a growing team of organisers in Scotland with the aim to establish and strengthen branches outwith the areas where there are full-time neighbourhood organisers.

This is a fixed 12 months full time contract at Living Wage.

About the job:

Job title: Remote organiser
Location: Scotland, with the capacity to come to Edinburgh or Glasgow once/week and irregular travels to Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness expected
Working hours: 7 hours daily (not including 1 hour’s lunch break) between the hours of 11am and 8pm. Working pattern to be agreed with the line manager. 35h/week
Contract: 12 months, full-time Living Wage (£9.6 per hour, £17, 472 per year), fixed term
Requirements: Driving licence preferred

We are recruiting a versatile remote organiser who is excited to bring Living Rent out of Glasgow and Edinburgh. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members from across Scotland (notably in Fife, Lanarkshire, West Lothian, the Highlands, Aberdeen and Dundee), with the Living Rent team in Scotland and with ACORN team throughout the U

We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run organisations and determined to build working-class power. Experience in training, community education, customer facing work, workplace organising, recruitment and campaigning are welcome though not mandatory. We are primarily looking for someone to show enthusiasm, curiosity, willingness to learn and a commitment to social justice as training will be provided. 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 deadline:

  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: remote organiser’ by Friday the 30th of April, 6pm. Late applications will not be considered. 
  4. Once you have submitted your application, please complete this equal opportunity monitoring form

Deadline: Friday the 30th of April 2021, 6pm.

Questions: If you have any questions this post or the recruitment process, please get in touch at [email protected]

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment session, combining an interview with practical collective exercises. Due to the Government’s advice, we are conducting assessments over Zoom video call. This may be subject to change if the Government’s guidelines change. 

First stage interview dates will be on the 7th and 10th of May 2021.
Second stage will take place on the week of the 10th or 17th of May 2021 (depending on availability of candidates).
Suggested start date is the 7th of June.