Work for Living Rent

Living Rent is continuing to build membership and power across Scotland. And just now, we are recruiting a member defence organiser in Glasgow, a member defence organiser in Edinburgh and a community organiser in Dundee. These posts aim to support members to build power and win locally and nationally. These positions will join and support a team of organisers across Scotland.

We are very excited to continue growing Living Rent and hope you'll consider working with us!

Posts open for recruitment are

  • EXTENDED DEADLINE: A member defence organiser, based in Edinburgh. Deadline is the 5th of March, 6pm. Start date preferred in May 2023, see below for further details.


Member Defence Organiser (Edinburgh)


Role: Member Defence Organiser, Edinburgh, Location: Edinburgh, Details: 12 month fixed term contract, subject to extension, 35h/week,  £21,240- £22, 042 per annum dependent on experience and level of responsibility. Start date: Week of 3rd of April (ideally)

Living Rent is looking for one Member Defence 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: Living Rent is hiring a full-time Member Defence Organiser to support members organise in their neighbourhoods to challenge the issues they face and to fight for better housing and a system that works for the common good. The role entails outreach (door knocking, phone calling), recruiting members, and supporting members to organise local member defence meetings, direct actions and block campaigns in several neighbourhoods in Edinburgh. 

Want to find out more about what it is like to work as an Organiser for Living Rent? Join our zoom call on Wednesday 8th February, 6.-7pm. Event page here

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. 

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: ‘NAME_Edinburgh_Member_Defence _Organiser’ by Sunday 19 February 2023, 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 first stage of online interviews on Thursday 2 March which is mandatory to be considered for the position, 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 and doorknocking session which will take place on the week of March 6th in person.

Closing date: Sunday 5th of March, 6pm

Interviews day: Monday 13th of March (online); Second stage of doorknocking with selected candidates on week of the 20th of March.

Start date: Week of the 8th of May (ideally)

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


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  • Rufus Bouverie
    published this page 2023-01-18 13:53:24 +0000