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Senior Community Organiser and Lead for Participatory Action Research — Power to Prosper


Location: Flexible within the UK
Salary: 50,306 — 52,962(depending on experience)
Contract: Full-time, 2‑year fixed-term

About the role:

Are you passionate about tackling inequality and systemic injustice? Join us as a Senior Community Organiser on the ground-breaking Power to Prosper project, a partnership between the New Economics Foundation and the Runnymede Trust. This initiative aims to address the underlying causes of poverty, inequality, and problem debt in the United Kingdom, focusing on racial equity and community empowerment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Strategy: Lead and manage a team of community organisers working in partnership with organisations across multiple locations in the UK. Develop and implement a comprehensive community organising strategy aligned with the project’s goals.
  • Community Engagement: Coach and support community organisers in building relationships and mobilising impacted communities, particularly those from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds, single-parent families, and households with disabled members.
  • Campaign Development: Collaborate with partner organisations to design and execute impactful campaigns that address economic inequalities and advance racial justice.
  • Capacity Building: Equip community members with organising and leadership skills to take collective action on local, regional, and national issues related to inequality, poverty, and problem debt.
  • Research Collaboration: Work closely with research teams to integrate participatory action research (PAR) methodologies into community engagement activities. Analyse qualitative data and contribute to evidence-based advocacy.
  • Demonstrable experience in community organising, leadership, and campaign development.
  • Strong commitment to racial justice and anti-racism, with experience working directly with impacted communities.
  • Skilled in facilitation, communication, and relationship-building across diverse audiences.
  • Understanding of participatory action research (PAR) methodologies and qualitative data analysis.
  • Knowledge of the wider political context influencing economic inequalities and social justice issues.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in community organising, leadership, and campaign development.
  • Strong commitment to racial justice and anti-racism, with experience working directly with impacted communities.
  • Skilled in facilitation, communication, and relationship-building across diverse audiences.
  • Understanding of participatory action research (PAR) methodologies and qualitative data analysis.
  • Knowledge of the wider political context influencing economic inequalities and social justice issues.

Additional information:

This role reports to the Head of Community Organising and involves close collaboration with the Head of Research at the Runnymede Trust. Initial priorities will include recruiting and mentoring two Regional Organisers to strengthen our presence and impact across the UK.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience, skills, and commitment to advancing racial justice and economic equality. Applications should be sent to recruitment@neweconomics.org with the subject line Senior Community Organiser — Power to Prosper”. Please also complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.

Deadline for Applications: 15 June 2024

Interviews: w/​c 1 July 2024

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