Work for Living Rent

Job Advert: Organiser

£16 424 pro rata (Living Wage of £9 an hour), 22.5h/week part time, Edinburgh, 12-month fixed contract, any extension is subject to funding.

Living Rent is looking for an organiser to join our organisation in Edinburgh to develop our neighbourhood branches. This is an exciting opportunity to create the staff base of Living Rent is Edinburgh, and support the growing Edinburgh-based membership. You will be under the supervision of Living Rent’s national organiser based in Glasgow.

The role will entail organising outreach events (door knocking, stalls, community meetings), supporting the creation of neighbourhood/block organising teams, supporting the actions of tenants to achieve their demands, and organising local events. The organiser will be working with existing volunteers and newly recruited members in Edinburgh

We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations. 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 very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!

You can find the person and job specification (here), the application form (here) and the equal opportunities monitoring form (here). If interested, please read the job specification and send the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by Friday the 13th of September, 5pm.

You can post them to Living Rent, at Box Office G17 12 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1DDA (if you are doing this, please send us an email to tell us), or preferably e-mail them with the subject matter: 'Job Application' to: recruitment@livingrent.org

This is a part-time (22.5h per week) role with some flexible working. Please note, the interview process will take place over two stages. We will hold a half-day 1st stage on the 20th of September, which is mandatory to be considered, where we will provide all applicants with an introduction to Living Rent and hands-on exercises and an interview. Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend a second stage evaluation, in the following week, which will include hands-on practice.

Closing date for application: 13th of September, 5pm

Interviews day: 20th of September

 

 

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  • Emma Saunders
    commented 2019-08-22 11:57:25 +0100
    Hey Jane, we are a small organisation and we are funding this post through our members’ dues which is why the wage is low (we are trying though to grow so we can pay better!) HOWEVER, this is a living wage job at 9£ per hour. It is advertised in the job specs as such (the basis for the 16424£ figure is 35h/per week), and all our employees are at least on the living wage.
  • Jane Herbstritt
    commented 2019-08-21 14:06:00 +0100
    I know you are a small campaigning organisation, and I know it’s hard to get money to pay for staff, but this does seem a really low salary – by my calculations it’s less than the real living wage which is nine pound an hour.