Living Rent is Scotland’s tenants’ union.
We are a democratic organisation run by and for tenants. We want homes for people, not for profit; to redress the power imbalance between landlords and tenants; and ensure that everyone has decent and affordable housing.
We believe in the collective power of tenants to come together to fight for their rights, and use diverse tactics – including direct action when necessary – to achieve this. We are not affiliated to any political party, but recognise the importance of influencing parties and politicians and holding them to account.
Living Rent is hiring a member defence co-ordinater on a fixed 12 month part-time contract, to help organise our member defence programme, which helps people come together to tackle their housing problems.
Living Rent is looking for a member defence coordinator to join and support our organisation in Scotland. This casework position will join and support a growing team of organisers in Scotland.
You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with the ACORN team throughout the UK and will focus specifically on supporting members organise to address housing issues through the member defence team process. The role will entail supporting the growth of Living Rent’s member defence teams, working with neighbourhood members to develop member defence teams, coordinating training for members and delivering administrative duties such as email sign-posting, website updates, and measuring and reporting Living Rent’s casework impact. This post supports member-led actions and decisions to support one another. You will be working with existing volunteers and newly recruited members.
We are recruiting a versatile coordinator. We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations. Experience in case-work, training delivery, community education, customer facing work, and administration are welcome; we will further consider enthusiasm, curiosity, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice. This role may suit someone who wishes to move into a role which empowers and trains members and strengthen Living Rent as a member-led union. 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.
We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!