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Living Wage Worker Community Organiser

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Job Title: Living Wage Worker Community Organiser

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week (some unsociable hours)

Salary: £34,479 pa (includes £3,000 pa London Weighting)

Contract: Permanent

Based: London

Pension: 5% employee, 10% employer contribution


Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.

We are the home of broad-based community organising in the UK, with 17 diverse civil society alliances across England and Wales. We build powerful alliances that develop the leadership capacity of our members so they can hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them. Citizens UK also creates systemic change through projects such as the Living Wage Foundation, Parents and the Community Together (PACT) and Sponsor Refugees.

The Living Wage was established by Citizens UK in 2011 and is a movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The real Living Wage is an independently-calculated hourly rate based on the cost of living and announced each November during Living Wage Week, our annual celebration of a growing network of over 8,000 Living Wage Employers. The Living Wage Foundation celebrates employers that voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation scheme that recognises a long-term commitment to fair pay and has secured pay rises for 275,000 low paid workers.

Trust for London have committed to invest £4.8m to make London a Living Wage City over the next four years, to lift 50,000 people out of in-work poverty and secure £635m of additional wages for Londoners. This will boost our capacity to organise workers and communities, engage and accredit employers, and further build the profile and support for our biggest campaign. It will add capacity to our community organising, accreditation and comms teams, and will enable us to set up exciting cross-team collaboration seeking to:

  • Develop leaders - 800 workers and leaders from communities in deprived areas building their power to make change, and 20,000 people engaged in the Living Wage movement.
  • - Strengthen institutions - 135 civil society institutions engaged and 1600 employers joining the Living Wage movement.
  • Make change - win £635m of increased pay, lifting 48,000 people onto the real Living Wage and 10,000 people benefitting from Living Hours.

Your role will be to work with other members of our community organising team adding capacity for key member organisations (faith organisations, schools, community groups) to identify workers on less than the Living Wage and build teams of workers to connect with the wider Making London a Living Wage City project as well as identifying opportunities for local action targeted at employers not paying the Living Wage

A Community Organiser is responsible for the day-to-day development or maintenance of a Citizens alliance, small chapter, or campaign. Supported by a more experienced Organiser, they have considerable independence and responsibility for external political and media relationships. They take responsibility for financial issues and staff training; and may oversee a budget or manage a colleague. A Community Organiser is a practitioner of the craft of broad-based community organising methodology, and focuses on the building of relational power, the recruitment and retention of dues-paying institutions, the development of leaders, the strengthening of member institutions, leader-led public actions, and the winning of systemic change.

For more information about the role please download the job description by clicking here.

Application Process

  • Complete the application form – download here
  • Save the file as ‘Your Name – LW Worker CO’
  • Submit to with subject heading ‘Your Name – LW Worker CO’ ”
  • Application Deadline: Noon, Monday 27th September 2021

Citizens UK is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value our diverse workforce and encourage those with an interest in our roles to apply, regardless of whether they meet all the required criteria. We invest in our employees and support them to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver their role. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to represent the communities we work in.

There is a voluntary and anonymous Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to monitor against the aims and commitments of our Equal Opportunities Policy. We appreciate your help and cooperation by filling in this form.

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Posted by Abdul Quader on 10 Sep, 2021