Living Rent is hiring!
Join our expanding team of organisers in Edinburgh to fight for housing that works for people, support local branches to organise and win! This is a fixed 12 months full time contract at Living Wage.
About the job:
Role: Community organiser
Details: Full time, Living Wage, (£9.6/hour, 35h/week), Edinburgh, 12-month fixed contract.
Living Rent is looking for one community organiser to join our organisation in Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.
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.
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.
Application and deadline:
- Download and fill in the application form (here) referring to the person and job specification (here).
- Save the completed application form as a Word document
- Send it to [email protected] with the subject matter: ‘Job Application: Organiser’ by Tuesday the 27th of July 2021, 6pm. Late applications will not be considered.
- Once you have submitted your application, please complete this equal opportunity monitoring form
Deadline: Tuesday the 27th of July 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 exercises on Monday the 2nd of August which is mandatory to be considered. Due to the Government’s advice, we are conducting assessments over Zoom video call. Candidates will be asked to a second stage hands-on evaluation which will take place on the week of the 9th of August. The second stage will be in-person if restrictions allow. This may be subject to change if the Scottish Government’s guidelines change.
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