Community Organiser

Closing date 12 July 2020
Organisation ACORN
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
35 per week
Salary £17,000- £19,000
Telephone 07939142179
Email kat.wright@acorncommunities.org.uk
Website acorntheunion.org.uk/work-for-acorn/
Description
Founded in Bristol in 2014, ACORN is a mass membership organisation and network of low-income people organising for a fairer deal for our communities. We are now seeking a Community Organiser in Leeds.

 

MAIN PURPOSE
  • To build, support and develop ACORN as a broad based community organisation consisting of Members, Volunteers and trained Leaders organised in branches in low and moderate income communities, and; 
  • To increase their capacity to act together on community, social, political and economic issues for the common good.
 MAIN DUTIES
  • To recruit individual ACORN Members through door knocking, social media and other means.
  • To manage organising drives to build new and maintain existing ACORN branches, groups, teams.
  • To identifying issues of common concern at the neighbourhood and wider level;
  • To identify and support new leaders to enable them to take on leadership roles in the organisation.
  • To support elected leaders to enable them to carry out their roles. 
  • To maintain relationships with funders and aid in other income generation
  • To write public communications (including email blasts and blog posts to support the work and record, keep secure, and make use of data)
  • To keep informed and well briefed on relevant local and national political, social and economic developments
  • To represent ACORN cogently and coherently in writing and verbally
  • To broker opportunities for the organisation and its leaders to develop positive partnerships and agreements with other organisations and stakeholders
  • To handle own administration efficiently and develop administrative systems which ensure the smooth running of ACORN 

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.
 

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