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Manchester Member Defence Co-ordinator – Organising Department

Join the fight to take back our communities!

 

About the job

As a member defence co-ordinator  with ACORN, you will be responsible for organising and working with neighbourhood members to develop our member defence team, the part of our organising team that is able to support individual members experiencing problems with their landlords, agencies, housing associations etc. You will be the first point of contact for members of the union and members of the public seeking our help.

ACORN’s primary weapon is collective direct action; bringing our members together to use our strength in numbers to force those with power to give us what we need. This job is not an advocacy or case work role, you will be supporting members to use our tried and tested method to tackle the injustice they are facing and stand up to the people making their lives difficult with the union at their back. You will also be responsible for developing teams of members capable of planning and taking action to defend fellow ACORN members.

Housing insecurity is an incredibly stressful thing to live with, you must be willing to work with people experiencing this stress and be able to be sensitive in supporting them, yet still able to champion our fighting approach.

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 member defence co-ordinator for ACORN in Manchester, and will work alongside our city organiser to recruit members, strengthen the city branch and to expand the reach of ACORN’s campaigns in low-to-moderate income neighbourhoods. 

The role is 3 days per week, typically from 12 – 8pm, between Monday to Friday. The days worked can be negotiated by the successful candidate.

Find out more and apply here.

Newcastle Community Organiser – Organising Department

 

Join the fight to take back our communities!

ACORN is looking for a Community Organiser to build power to fight for social and economic change in Newcastle.

Our neighbourhoods are under attack from developers and landlords pushing unaffordable rents and house prices, employers keeping wages down and public services being deliberately run into the ground by politicians. It will be your job to organise the fightback!

About the job

As a community organiser with ACORN, you will be responsible for organising and working with neighbourhood members to fight to keep our local areas healthy and safe, for decent and affordable housing, to strengthen our schools, bring better jobs to our communities and more.

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 Newcastle, working to recruit members, build community-based ACORN groups, strengthen the city branch and to expand the reach of ACORN’s campaigns in low-to-moderate income neighbourhoods. The job will include direct door to door contact with people discussing local and national issues and getting them involved in the organisation.

Find out more and apply here.



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