Community Organiser

26,506-27,824 per annum

Fixed term 1 year contract

Closing date: Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 11.30 pm

We’re looking for a proactive individual with third sector communications or campaigning experience, to join us as a Community Organiser and enhance the profile of our Glasgow Community Hub.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Engaging, influencing and working in local communities is critical to all that we do. Our Campaigns & Public Affairs team manages and coordinates such activities across Scotland, including running national and local campaigns, influencing politicians and working to build a network of active and motivated campaign supporters. Join them, and you could soon be helping to grow and develop Shelter Scotland’s visibility, profile and engagement in the Glasgow and surrounding area, while working closely with the Glasgow Hub, our supporters and service users.

About the role

As a Community Organiser, you’ll play an important role in building local partnerships, managing, coordinating and delivering engagement opportunities and promoting the services and work of the Glasgow Community Hub. Indeed, we'll rely on you to build on existing national and local campaigns and priorities and develop that further in the Glasgow context. Along the way, you’ll create an engagement plan, develop local relationships, work closely with Shelter Scotland staff and supporters, volunteers and service users and organise events and opportunities across the city to build support. Understanding the local dynamic, identifying opportunities, managing projects and motivating others to get involved – you’ll do all of this. In short, you’ll deliver planned engagement and campaigning activity to work towards our strategic vision of a home for everyone.

About you

As well as experience of working within a charity communications or campaigning environment, you have a good understanding of local political and policymaking systems and how they operate. We’ll also be looking for a proven ability to work with, and represent an organisation effectively to a range of stakeholders. A great project manager, with lots of enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ approach, you have strong influencing and negotiating skills too. Finally, while prior housing and homelessness experience is not a requirement, you’ll need a passion for Shelter Scotland’s issues. A good, affordable, safe and secure home is critical to all of us, yet being denied to an increasing number of people. You’ll thrive on the challenge of taking this issue, working on campaigns about it and making it a local priority.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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