ACORN is looking for a Community Organiser to build power to fight for social and economic change in Bradford, to start work on Monday 28th June.
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.
We know that there are no shortcuts to building an effective, powerful organisation of everyday people, which is why we hire organisers to be out, whatever the weather, proactively seeking out community members to bring together to make positive change in our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. If you are up for putting in the real leg work to build strong, diverse, resilient communities, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, then this might be the job for you!
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 a Community Organiser for ACORN in Bradford. Your daily work will involve:
*ACORN is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.*
Want to attend an ‘introduction to working as an organiser’ Zoom video call with ACORN organising staff to find out more about the role before you apply? Register your interest here.
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.
Experience, skills and abilities
The successful applicant will have:
For more specific information on the role and its requirements, please refer to the job description, person specification, and selection criteria linked below.
In turn, ACORN is committed to investing in the continued professional development of our organising staff. Training and support will include:
If you require paper versions of this application form & diversity monitoring form please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day, involving an interview and two tasks. Currently due to the Government’s social distancing advice we are conducting assessments over Zoom video call. This may be subject to change if the Government’s guidelines change.
Assessment date Wednesday 26th May.