ACORN is looking for three Community Organisers to build power in Bristol (1 x position), Birmingham (1 x position) and Leeds (1 x position).
ACORN is a mass membership organisation: a vehicle for collective action. By taking action on issues, we build the hopes, expectations and experience of our members and the communities they come from.
Our organising is premised on two simple truths: problems affecting working class communities—from unhealthy, unaffordable and insecure housing, to cuts to public services—stem from a lack of power; and the most effective means of building power is for people to get organised.
About the job
As a Community Organiser with ACORN, you will be responsible for recruiting, supporting and working with members to take action on issues affecting them and the communities they come from.
ACORN is a union in the community. Like any union our members pay membership dues so that they can have a sustainable independent organisation to fight for their interests.
You will be the organiser for ACORN in your respective city. Your daily work will involve:
*Applications from women and/or people from a BAME background are strongly encouraged to ensure our workforce reflects the communities we service as much as possible, and to help us meet our commitments to diversity and inclusion.
Experience, skills and abilities
No formal qualifications are necessary. We’re primarily looking for someone with a strong work ethic with good listening skills and the ability to motivate others.
The successful applicant will have:
In turn, ACORN is committed to investing in the continued professional development of our organising staff. Training and support will include:
£16,926 – 19,000 pa dependent on experience and level of responsibility.
The deadline for applications for the position in Bristol is 2330 on Sunday 19th July. Late applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Interviews & Assessment
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day, involving an interview and two tasks. Currently due to the UK Government’s social distancing advice we are conducting assessments over Zoom video calls. This is subject to change depending on UK Government guidelines.
Please visit our website, download the application form, and follow the instructions. https://acorntheunion.org.uk/work-for-acorn/