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 vacancies come up regularly.
We currently have the following exciting opportunities:
- 2 x Associate Community Organiser - Birmingham
- Community Organiser - West London
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. Please note your preferred flexible working options on your application form at the bottom of the 'Motivations' section - it will not be included in the word count.
Citizens UK is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a 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.
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.
2 x Associate Community Organiser - Birmingham
Citizens UK is looking to recruit two part-time Associate Organisers in Birmingham to help us for 6 months. The roles will work alongside the city's Lead Organiser to deliver workshops and public action with young people through member educational institutions. There will be involvement in chapter campaigns and communicating with members and the wider community via the website, newsletters, and social media. The roles will support the development of the Birmingham chapter through to regional elections in May 2021. Full details can be found in the job description. Read our values and code of conduct.
Hours: 7.5 hours per week
Contract: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £24,354 pa (pro rata £4,870.8 pa, FTE 0.2)
Location: Birmingham\home-based during current pandemic
How to Apply: Please complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - AO Brum Application' in Word format.
Please complete the optional Diversity Monitoring Form to help CUK 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: email@example.com. Please ensure the email subject heading contains 'your name - AO Brum Application’.
Application deadline is: 9am Friday, 20 November
Interviews to be held: Monday, 23 November 2020
Community Organiser - West London
This is an inspiring and challenging role for a person who is committed to building the capacity of ordinary people to win change and ambitious for themselves and those they are seeking to develop.
This role is focussed on building relationships with member organisations and developing leaders who want to drive change in their institution and win justice beyond it. You will be focussed on supporting the growth and deepening of the Hounslow and Ealing Citizens alliances, working to support dynamic volunteer leadership teams from member organisations. In addition, you will support the development of the ‘Just Transition London’ campaign aimed at ensuring London to become a net zero carbon city and ensure the benefits of new environmental policy flow to low income communities. This will be through local listening and supporting our London-wide Just Transition Team. Lastly, your role will be to develop a group of women leaders, from our membership, to participate in a community organising training and mentoring program as part of the ‘Women’s Leadership Project’. Read our values and code of conduct.
We are looking for an Community Organiser to join our team. Full details can be found in the job description.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexible working requests are welcome)
Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £31,044 pa + £3,000 pa London Weighting
Location: West London
How to Apply: Please complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - CO West London 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure the email subject heading contains 'your name - CO West London Application’.
Application deadline is Monday, 16 November 2020 at 10am
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 23 November 2020.
Due to a huge increase in applications, a manual administration process and part-time HR we can only guarantee that shortlisted candidates will be contacted. When you send your application to email@example.com you will receive an automated reply to confirm receipt of your email. We realise it takes a lot of time and effort to apply for a vacancy and your application and interest in Citizens UK is much appreciated. We are sorry that we may not be able to respond personally. We wish you good luck with your application and your job search.