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Reference: 90316

Date Added: 22 September 2023
Closing Date: 23 October 2023

Job Title: Member Defence Organiser

Working For: ACORN

Location: Bristol

Salary: £19,838 pa

Length of Contract: 12 months with renewal dependant on funding

Job Details

Have you ever considered a career in community organising?

ACORN is looking for a Member Defence Organiser to build power to fight for social and economic change across Bristol!

This role has a specific focus on organising with women across Bristol. As such, it is a requirement for this position that applicants are women.

About the job

ACORN is a mass membership organisation and community union. By taking direct action on issues that affect us we win real changes to our lives and our communities. As an organiser with ACORN, you will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting members to take action on issues affecting them and the communities they come from.

Member Defence is a section of ACORN’s organising in which members come together to support an individual member’s issue through direct action. This could mean stopping evictions, winning housing repairs or safe accommodation for our members, or fighting for fair treatment at work.

Your daily work will involve:

  • Recruiting individual ACORN Members through door-knocking, social media and other means (door-knocking takes up around 50% of our organisers’ time)
  • Building and maintaining existing ACORN Local Groups and teams, with a focus on organising with women in the local community
  • Researching and developing new methods of outreach to recruit women with families and older women who may be more isolated and developing them as leaders
  • and much more!

No formal qualifications required! We’re primarily looking for someone with a strong work ethic, good listening skills and the ability to motivate others.

We also want to ensure our workforce reflects the communities we organise as much as possible and to meet our commitment to a diverse and inclusive staff team. As such, applications from women from ethnic minorities and LGBT+ people are strongly encouraged.

Want to know more?

You can register for a ‘Work for ACORN’ zoom call with current ACORN organising staff on 4th October at 6pm by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf52bScG29gDWqspYX3FEnYTD8lbgkoPZ40g1Uw9NuFBSl8Nw/viewform

The call has no bearing on the application but is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and ask current staff any questions about the job.

Closing Date: 23 October 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Application Deadline: 11:59pm on the closing date
Interview Date: Monday 30th October
Start Date: Monday 13th November

Application Details

For the full job description,candidate criteria, how to apply and any future job listings, please follow this link: https://www.acorntheunion.org.uk/work_for_acorn

Late applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact us at community.organising.services@gmail.com

Website: http://acorntheunion.org.uk

Additional Notes