High Trees are recruiting a Community Organiser!


High Trees Community Development Trust is a community anchor charity based in Tulse Hill in Lambeth. We deliver a range of services focused in 4 key areas – Community Action, Children, Young People and Family Services, Community Education and Training and Employment and Careers. All our work is focused on improving the social and economic welfare of the local community.

We are looking for a committed individual who has worked in community settings before, whether paid or as a volunteer, and who wants to make a real difference through their work. You may not be trained in Community Organising, but the principles of empowering individuals to act for themselves will appeal to you. You’ll instinctively understand, the sensitivities of working in community settings and the value of meeting everyone as people of great potential – and helping them see that potential in themselves. It may not be something you’ve done before, and we’ll be happy to train you, but you’ll be comfortable that at times a significant proportion of your role will be knocking on doors, listening to people’s concerns and ideas and helping guide these conversations without dominating them. You will also be comfortable with planning and admin – thinking in a “big picture” way about campaigns, planning your workload effectively and ensuring all the data needed to report on our work is collected and recorded accurately. You will be in one of High Trees key public facing posts, and you’ll be an effective advocate for our work wherever you go, be this on the doorstep, at community meetings or with partners (existing and the new ones you will build).

Our Community Organiser will sit within our Community Action team and will be responsible for working within Lambeth, and with our partners, to engage residents using the principles of Community Organising to bring about action and long-term change.

Though you’ll have some solid experience, whether in community work, campaigns or advocacy, High Trees will fully train you in Community Organising and the expectation is that within the first year you will gain a level 3 qualification.

For the full Job Description please click here.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter no more than 2 sides of A4, along with the applicant monitoring form and the additional information form to graham.weston@high-trees.org with ‘Community Organiser in the subject line. All applications must be received by 11pm on the 31st of October Interviews held during week beginning 4th of November. To start as soon as possible.

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