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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 opportunities:

  • Head of Transformation\Lead Organiser - London\flexible
  • Research Assistant - London 
  • Operations & Data Manager - Living Wage Foundation 
  • Associate Organiser - Peterborough 
  • Credit Control Officer - London 
  • Associate Organiser - Preston 

See below for full details and links to each of these Job Descriptions and the application process.

Please note that applicants must have the right to work in the UK in order to apply, plus our Organisers work in the community and their employment is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.


Head of Transformation\Lead Organiser   

Citizens UK is the country’s largest civil society alliance. We organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. We are the home of community organising in the UK. 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. Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities. Read our values and code of conduct.

We are looking for a Head of Transformation to refresh and enhance our identity, method and impact. The successful candidate also needs to be an experienced Organiser to lead a team of organisers. Full details can be found in the job description

Contract: 4 days per week (30 hours) on a permanent basis (or other flexible working patterns).  

Salary: Full time salary £52,337 pa, plus £3,000 pa London Weighting - if based in London. (Pro rata salary £41,869 pa, plus £2,400 pa London Weighting if appropriate)

Location: London \ flexible

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

There is also an optional Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Submit torecruitment@citizensuk.org The subject heading of the email must contain your name and the words ‘Housing Research Assistant Application’.

Key Dates:   

  • Application deadline is 4pm, Monday 20 July 
  • Interviews by zoom scheduled for AM, Wednesday 22 July 

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 you meet all the desirable 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 (BAME) candidates. 


Housing Research Assistant   

Citizens UK is the country’s largest civil society alliance. We organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.  We are the home of community organising in the UK. 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. Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities. Read our values and code of conduct.

We are looking for a Housing Research Assistant based in South London. 

Contract: 2 days per week (15 hours) on a one year fixed term contract.  

Salary: Full time salary £24,354 pa plus £3,000 pa London Weighting (pro rata £9,741 pa plus £1,200 London Weighting)

Location: London 

Full details can be found in the job description

How to ApplyPlease complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - Housing Research Assistant Application' in Word format. 

There is also an optional Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Submit torecruitment@citizensuk.org The subject heading of the email must contain your name and the words ‘Housing Research Assistant Application’.

Key Dates:   

  • Application deadline is 12pm, Monday 13 July 2020. 
  • Interviews to be confirmed 

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 you meet all the desirable 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 (BAME) candidates.

Applications will be sifted as they come in and therefore, this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if a suitable candidate is recruited. 

Please Note: Due to the expected high interest in the post, we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications. 


Operations & Data Manager - Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation was set up by Citizens UK in 2011. The Foundation is at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. We celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum. Read CUK's values and code of conduct.

The Living Wage Foundation has an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team as an Operations and Data Manager. We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to maintain, develop and continuously improve our systems. The role will be an integral part of the Living Wage team to provide strategic technical support and ensure the integrity of our systems, often overseeing development projects with external partners.

The Operations and Data Manager will need to be highly numerate and have great analytical skills to support our monitoring and evaluation functions, working with the Head of Operations on financial and budgeting management, reconciliation and forecasting for the Living Wage Foundation. The suitable candidate will be detail oriented, be able to demonstrate their ability to seek out improvements and problem solve creatively and ideally have experience working with Salesforce systems.

Key Dates:

  • Applications deadline: 12pm, Monday 20 July
  • Interview date: Friday 24 July

Contract: Permanent, 22.5 - 37.5 hpw Flexible (3 to 5 days)

Salary: Up to £32,056 pa, plus £3,000 pa London Weighting for full time role

Location: London 

Full details can be found in the job description

How to ApplyPlease complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - Operations & Data Manager Application'

There is also an optional Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Submit torecruitment@citizensuk.org The subject heading of the email must contain your name and the words ‘Operations & Data Manager Application’

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 you meet all the desirable criteria. We invest in our staff 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 (BAME) candidates.

Please Note: Due to the expected high interest in the post, we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications.


Associate Organiser - Peterborough 

Citizens UK is the country’s largest civil society alliance. We organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.  We are the home of community organising in the UK. 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. Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities. Read our values and code of conduct.

We are looking for an Associate Organiser for our Peterborough Citizens project. 

Contract: 2 - 3.5 days per week on a one year fixed term contract 

Salary: Full time salary £25,148 to £27,398 pa (£10,059 - £19,179 pa pro rata) depending on experience of successful candidate

Location: Peterborough 

Full details can be found in the job description

How to ApplyPlease complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - AO Peterborough Application'

There is also an optional Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Submit torecruitment@citizensuk.org The subject heading of the email must contain your name and the words ‘AO Peterborough Application’.

Key Dates:   due to the Coronavirus the dates and selection process may change - this page will be updated in due course 

  • Application deadline is noon Thursday 16th July 2020  
  • Interviews to be held during week beginning 3rd August 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 you meet all the desirable 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 (BAME) candidates.

Please Note: Due to the expected high interest in the post, we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications. 


Credit Control Officer  

Citizens UK is the country’s largest civil society alliance. We organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.  We are the home of community organising in the UK. 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. Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities. Read our values and code of conduct.

We are looking for a Credit Control Officer to join our head office in London. 

Contract: 3 days per week (22.5 hours) on a fixed term contract until 30 November 2020.  

Salary: Full time: £23,000 - £24,000 pa plus £3,000 pa London Weighting (pro rata £13,800 - £14,400 pa plus £1,800 pa London Weighting)

Location: London 

Full details can be found in the job description

How to ApplyPlease complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - Credit Control Officer Application' in Word format. 

There is also an optional Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Submit torecruitment@citizensuk.org The subject heading of the email must contain your name and the words ‘Credit Control Officer Application’.

Key Dates:   UPDATE - due to the Coronavirus the dates and selection process will likely be changed or delayed - this page will be updated in due course 

  • Application deadline is ongoing and interview date to be confirmed 

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 you meet all the desirable 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 (BAME) candidates.

Applications will be sifted as they come in and therefore, this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if a suitable candidate is recruited. 

Please Note: Due to the expected high interest in the post, we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications. 


Associate Organiser - Preston 

Citizens UK is the country’s largest civil society alliance. We organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good.  We are the home of community organising in the UK. 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. Community organising is democracy in action: winning victories that change lives and transform communities. Read our values and code of conduct.

We are looking for an Associate Organiser to lead the team in Preston. 

Contract: 2.5 days per week on a two year fixed term contract 

Salary: Full Time: £23,320 - £25,911 pa (pro rata £11,660 - £12,956 pa FTE 0.5)

Location: Preston 

Full details can be found in the job description

How to ApplyPlease complete the application form. Save file as 'Your Name - AO Preston Application'

There is also an optional and anonymous Diversity Monitoring Form which helps Citizens UK to build accurate data on the diversity of applicants. We appreciate your help and co-operation in completing this form.

Submit torecruitment@citizensuk.org The subject heading of the email must contain your name and the words ‘AO Preston Application’.

Key Dates:   

  • Application deadline is 17 June 2020  
  • Interview date TBC

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 you meet all the desirable 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 (BAME) candidates.

Please Note: Due to the expected high interest in the post, we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications. 


Sadly we cannot guarantee a reply to unsuccessful applications.