Salary and hours: £13/hour,
We are hoping to offer: two roles at 10 hrs/week, or one role at 20 hrs/week available for 6 months, extension depending on availability of funding. If you are invited for interview we will confirm the hours we are offering then.
Take Back The City is a grassroots political campaign that has been working for the last two and half years to put marginalised voices in the centre of our politics and challenge our political system by showing what real, direct democracy looks like and just how it could work. We are currently looking for one or two passionate part-time co-ordinators to support us in the daily organising of the project.
The job will include having a thorough overview of the project as to support group members to achieve its aims and goals. Organisers take on the responsibility for planning and promoting events, developing and delivering outreach sessions and maintaining our strategy whilst our paid co-ordinator will ensure that this work is staying on course by keeping track of outputs, taking on actions where necessary and bottom-lining projects which require more capacity. In addition they will be expected to keep up with email admin and social media, update our website when necessary and offer support with research and liaison with collaborators and partner groups where appropriate (for example being the point of contact for specific groups we are outreaching to or collaborating with).
The successful applicant(s) will be supported/line-managed through a peer-management structure. Support will include a once-monthly one-to-one with your peer manager, as well as phone calls as and when they are needed.
The successful applicant(s) will work to increase the efficiency and efficacy of the broader organising team. The work will largely be remote, so the successful applicant will need to be proactive, self-motivated and able to navigate working in a busy team who are juggling multiple commitments.
About Take Back the City
Take Back the City is currently made up of voluntary Organisers and Members. There are roughly 8 core Organisers and 5 Members (who have lesser responsibility).
Take Back the City Organiser meetings are held twice monthly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The paid co-ordinator will be expected to attend most meetings.
Our current work includes building on the current People’s Manifesto to bring it up to date through running workshops with community groups across the city. Through this process, we will empower groups to take action on issues they care about, highlight the shortcomings of our current political system, and create a narrative of a better London that we want to build together. Ideas that we are currently pursuing include:
Your tasks will include:
We are currently in a planning phase of the project- evaluating what we have done and strategising where we would like to go next. Whilst we have plans which are listed below, we do want to communicate that we're not *quite* "full steam ahead" with our new plan. This is something we hope a paid worker can help us to actualise.
Our commitments for this autumn currently include:
Black History Month event on 26th October at Goldsmiths Student’s Union; Outreach workshops with youth groups and precarious workers in October (as well as others we are setting up now for November); an “open meeting” focused on bringing in and skilling up people who are interested in facilitating outreach workshops; a “delegate” workshop for those who express further interest in Take Back the City after an initial outreach workshop; a community Christmas party in East London.
The paid worker will not be expected to attend or organise all of these events, but will be expected to support the process of getting them organised and getting Organisers to attend/facilitate them.
Skills and Experience
Attitude and Approach
Further Desirable Knowledge and Experience
In order to apply for this role please send a CV and cover letter of no more than one page to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing why you want the role and why you feel you would be suitable for it by 9am Monday 25th September.
Please also state if you are interested in a 10 hours a week or 20 hours a week role.
Please also use the email if you have any questions or would like more information, particularly if you are worried you are not able to meet all of the person spec but are very passionate about the role. We want to hear from you!
Applicants from marginalised backgrounds are especially invited to apply.
Interviews will take place on Friday 6th October. The successful candidate(s) will be invited to begin the role the following week (though this is flexible)