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Citizens UK is the national centre of community organising in the UK and home of the Living Wage Foundation. Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. We have diverse civil society alliances in London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wales, Manchester, Essex, Leicester, Somerset, Brighton & Hove, Leeds and Tyne & Wear. We 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. Our projects PACT (Parents and the Community Together) and Sponsor Refugees add depth to our impact in the communities we operate.

Citizens UK has a growing team of professional Community Organisers, Projects and other support staff. We are always looking out for talented and committed individuals and positions come up on a regular basis.

We currently have the following exciting opportunity:

  • Programme Officer - Living Wage Foundation

See below for full details and links to the Job Description and the application process.

Many of our employees enjoy flexible working and we are open to adapting\flexing our roles where we can to embrace a diverse workforce. If you wish to discuss flexible working as part of your application please contact hr@citizensuk.org or put your flexible working options on your application form at the bottom of the 'Motivations' section - it will not be included in the word count.

Please note that applicants must have the right to work in the UK in order to apply. Our Organisers work in the community and their employment is subject to a satisfactory standard\enhanced DBS check.


Programme Officer - Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. The Living Wage campaign was launched by London Citizens in 2001 and aims to ensure low paid workers have enough money to get by and enough time for community and family life.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK that employers choose to pay on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates employers that pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation programme which awards the Living Wage Employer Mark.

The Living Wage Foundation is a key project within Citizens UK. Read our values and code of conductWe are looking for a Programme Officer to join our team. Full details can be found in the job description.

Contract: 37.5 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,354 - £25,148 pa, plus £3,000 London Weighting Allowance

Location: London - Whitechapel office but currently working remotely

How to Apply: Please complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - Prog Officer Application' in Word format.

Please complete the optional Diversity Monitoring Form to help Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Email the Application and Diversity Monitoring Form to: recruitment@citizensuk.org. Please ensure the email subject heading contains 'your name - LWF PO Application’.

Key Dates:  
Application deadline is midnight Sunday 20 September 2020
Interviews to be held: Monday 28 September 2020

Citizens UK is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a diverse workforce and encourage those with an interest in this role to apply, regardless of whether they meet all the required criteria. We invest in our employees and will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver the role. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are underrepresented at the Foundation. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

We aim to let all candidates know if they have not been shortlisted, however we do not have the resources to give feedback to those not shortlisted.