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We're recruiting two new Trainee Community Organisers to join our team - in Barrow and in Wythenshawe. All the details you'll need are below.

Job Vacancy – Trainee Community Organiser (Barrow-in-Furness)

Movement for Change is recruiting a part-time Trainee Community Organiser, based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. This represents an exciting opportunity for an individual with prior experience in Community Organising to join our team.

The post is for a fixed-term of 5 months, subject to funding. Its primary purpose is to continue existing work to build Community Organising in Barrow, specifically to support women who have prior difficult in managing money, and in so doing help secure increased financial stability for them and their families in the long term. This is an exciting project which has secured significant funding already through a potential partnership with a local service provider. The post-holder will be expected to work with the Movement for Change team to secure the remaining budget for delivery.

Please read the candidate specification for the position below and send your 2-page CV plus a 1-page covering letter addressed to Kathryn Perera, at Kathryn.perera@movementforchange.org.uk setting out why you wish to be considered for the position. Please mark the subject of your email as BARROW APPLICATION.

The closing time and date for applications to be received at the above email account is midday on Thursday 15th January 2015. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Barrow on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd January 2015 and candidates must be available to attend in person. This vacancy is advertised for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

 

POSITION: Trainee Community Organiser 

Responsible as part of a team for delivering the core output of Movement for Change, the Community Organiser will work in specific communities nationally, to deliver training and organise local leaders to take action and win change through community actions.

Salary: Trainee Community Organiser rate: £22,000 per annum pro rata (2 days per week).

 

a) Duties

  • Identify and develop leadership potential in local communities using Movement for Change’s Community Organising methodology.
  • Fundraise to support our Community Organising and campaigns output, and in particular to support the community-specific project(s) on which you are working (in collaboration with our Fundraising Officer).
  • Organise and deliver Community Organising training sessions and modules.
  • Organise local activists to carry out actions and community campaigns which will develop their skills and capacities.
  • Manage and mentor volunteers. 
  • Work with a Community Organiser who will line manage the Trainee as well as provide professional development and support.
  • Contribute to national training and campaigns output, including the development of Movement for Change’s training curriculum as appropriate.
  • Undertake administrative tasks which facilitate both your role and the output of Movement for Change nationally.
  • Represent Movement for Change at a local, regional and national level as appropriate.
  • Monitor and analyse local, regional and national political developments.
  • All Organisers will be expected to be active and creative users of social media. You may also have responsibility for maintenance of Movement for Change’s national website and managing our social media output.
  • Comply with all Movement for Change policies and procedures in your work, in particular our commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Undertake such other work as directed through appropriate line management channels.

b) Person Specification

  • A self-motivated individual, able to work for long periods without direct supervision.
  • Experience of or developed interest in Community Organising, including a solid understanding of the principles and practices of Community Organising and how these differ from other forms of political action.
  • Experience of and a sound understanding of Movement for Change’s context, work and methodology.
  • Experience of managing and motivating volunteers in diverse communities.
  • Able to plan strategically and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written skills with ability to write varied content, from material for websites and other media to draft fundraising bids.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Word, with excellent knowledge and experience of social media.  
  • Experience and qualifications in delivering training desirable.
  • Experience of working in Barrow and/or neighbouring communities preferred.
  • Experience of supporting organisational and project fundraising preferred.

c) Attitude and Values

  • Committed to Movement for Change’s core aims and values.
  • Passionate about changing communities for the better and developing individuals and communities to build their collective power.
  • Articulate, self-confident and ambitious.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Collegiate: will thrive as part of a dynamic, close-knit team.
  • Good humoured and sociable.
  • Open minded and at ease amongst people of different social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Adaptable and creative.

 

Additional information

The Trainee Community Organiser will be accountable to Movement for Change’s Chief Executive and will be directly line-managed by a professional Community Organiser based in North-West England.

The post is offered initially on a 5 month fixed term basis and is at all times subject to funding.

The working week will be 37 hours a week for full-time staff (pro rata to 2 days per week for this post). Some national travel, weekend and evening work may be required in this post and so the spread of hours across the week will be flexible. Movement for Change is committed to equal opportunities and diversity and will consider allowing flexible forms of working that reflect the personal circumstances of staff. 

The Trainee Community Organisers will undertake training and mentoring as s/he works towards full Community Organiser status. 

 


 

Job Vacancy – Trainee Community Organiser (Wythenshawe, Gt. Manchester) 

Movement for Change is recruiting a part-time Trainee Community Organiser, based in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester. This represents an exciting opportunity for an individual with prior experience in Community Organising to join our team.

The post is for a fixed-term of 5 months, subject to funding. Its primary purpose is to continue existing work to build Community Organising in Wythenshawe, specifically to help extend a successful Movement for Change pilot project which built a network of women taking action on the issue of domestic abuse (see example media coverage via our website). This is an exciting project which has secured significant funding already through a partnership with a local service provider. The post-holder will be expected to work with the Movement for Change team to secure the remaining budget for delivery.

Please read the candidate specification for the position below and send your 2-page CV plus a 1-page covering letter addressed to Kathryn Perera, at Kathryn.perera@movementforchange.org.uk setting out why you wish to be considered for the position. Please mark the subject of your email as WYTHENSHAWE APPLICATION.

The closing time and date for applications to be received at the above email account is midday on Thursday 15th January 2015. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Barrow on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd January 2015 and candidates must be available to attend in person. This vacancy is advertised for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

 

POSITION: Trainee Community Organiser 

Responsible as part of a team for delivering the core output of Movement for Change, the Community Organiser will work in specific communities nationally, to deliver training and organise local leaders to take action and win change through community actions.

Salary: Trainee Community Organiser rate: £22,000 per annum pro rata (2 days per week).

 

a) Duties

  • Identify and develop leadership potential in local communities using Movement for Change’s Community Organising methodology.
  • Fundraise to support our Community Organising and campaigns output, and in particular to support the community-specific project(s) on which you are working (in collaboration with our Fundraising Officer).
  • Organise and deliver Community Organising training sessions and modules.
  • Organise local activists to carry out actions and community campaigns which will develop their skills and capacities.
  • Manage and mentor volunteers. 
  • Work with a Community Organiser who will line manage the Trainee as well as provide professional development and support.
  • Contribute to national training and campaigns output, including the development of Movement for Change’s training curriculum as appropriate.
  • Undertake administrative tasks which facilitate both your role and the output of Movement for Change nationally.
  • Represent Movement for Change at a local, regional and national level as appropriate.
  • Monitor and analyse local, regional and national political developments.
  • All Organisers will be expected to be active and creative users of social media. You may also have responsibility for maintenance of Movement for Change’s national website and managing our social media output.
  • Comply with all Movement for Change policies and procedures in your work, in particular our commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Undertake such other work as directed through appropriate line management channels.

b) Person Specification

  • A self-motivated individual, able to work for long periods without direct supervision.
  • Experience of or developed interest in Community Organising, including a solid understanding of the principles and practices of Community Organising and how these differ from other forms of political action.
  • Experience of and a sound understanding of Movement for Change’s context, work and methodology.
  • Experience of managing and motivating volunteers in diverse communities.
  • Able to plan strategically and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written skills with ability to write varied content, from material for websites and other media to draft fundraising bids.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Word, with excellent knowledge and experience of social media.  
  • Experience and qualifications in delivering training desirable.
  • Experience of working in Wythenshawe and/or neighbouring communities preferred.
  • Experience of supporting organisational and project fundraising preferred.

c) Attitude and Values

  • Committed to Movement for Change’s core aims and values.
  • Passionate about changing communities for the better and developing individuals and communities to build their collective power.
  • Articulate, self-confident and ambitious.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Collegiate: will thrive as part of a dynamic, close-knit team.
  • Good humoured and sociable.
  • Open minded and at ease amongst people of different social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Adaptable and creative.

 

Additional information

The Trainee Community Organiser will be accountable to Movement for Change’s Chief Executive and will be directly line-managed by a professional Community Organiser based in North-West England.

The post is offered initially on a 5 month fixed term basis and is at all times subject to funding.

The working week will be 37 hours a week for full-time staff (pro rata to 2 days per week for this post). Some national travel, weekend and evening work may be required in this post and so the spread of hours across the week will be flexible. Movement for Change is committed to equal opportunities and diversity and will consider allowing flexible forms of working that reflect the personal circumstances of staff. 

The Trainee Community Organisers will undertake training and mentoring as s/he works towards full Community Organiser status. 

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Movement for Change is recruiting a Chief Executive for 12 months maternity cover.

Movement for Change builds movements that mobilise the power of people to take action.

Job Title Chief Executive (12 month maternity cover)

Location London

Salary £50,000 to £55,000 plus pension, depending on skills and experience

Reports to: Chair of the Board of Directors

Application is by 2-sided CV and 1-side covering letter, referring to the Job Description requirements and related skills and experience (see below). Please do not exceed these requirements nor send additional documentation. 

Application deadline: Applications to be received by 12:00 noon on Monday 12th January 2015 to kathryn.perera@movementforchange.org.uk with the subject title: “APPLICATION”.

Shortlist interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 20th January 2015 with final interviews on Tuesday 27th January 2015. Candidates must be available to attend on both dates in person in central London.

We are looking for an exceptional individual, with the drive and vision to build upon our work to date and set the direction for our future success. This will involve securing new funding, building new cross-sector partnership work and evolving our business model to meet the needs and aspirations of our activists and wider stakeholders.

Commercially and politically astute, you are an accomplished networker with strong public presentation skills in addition to a proven track record of devising and delivering funding partnerships. You are passionate about doing “politics” (widely defined) differently and developing people’s leadership potential, with significant experience of income generation in this or a related field. You have intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial accomplishments and a proven ability to grow income revenue while leading a complex, national organisation. You will have senior level experience in leadership development, voluntary sector and/or charitable sector, in addition to networks across the political and commercial sectors. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate. We have a dynamic and influential Board, a highly committed staff team and strong relationships across the Labour Movement and beyond. We seek an ambitious CEO to drive our next phase of development. For further information about us download the full Job Application Pack below.

 

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