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Member defence coordinator, East Coast of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £17,472
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2021

  • Advertised from 18th December 2020
  • Living Wage, (£9.6/hour, 35h/week), 12-months fixed contract.


Living Rent is looking for a member defence coordinator for the East Coast of Scotland to support our organisation’s growth. This position will join and support a growing team of organisers in Scotland, as well as expanding member defence teams across Scotland.

You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Edinburgh and neighbouring regions, with the LR team in Scotland and with ACORN team throughout the UK and will focus specifically on supporting members to address their housing issues through member defence. The role will entail supporting the growth of Living Rent’s member defence teams, recruiting new members, working with members to develop branch-based member defence teams, coordinating training for members, supporting members to plan and deliver member defence campaigns and actions, and delivering administrative duties such as email sign-posting, website updates, measuring and reporting Living Rent’s impact. You will be working with existing 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, community education, customer facing work, management, workplace organising, recruitment, campaigning and administration are welcome though not mandatory. We are primarily looking for someone to show enthusiasm, curiosity, willingness to learn and a commitment to social justice. This role may suit someone who wishes to move into a role which empowers members to plan direct actions and strengthens Living Rent as a member-led union. Housing insecurity is a 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!

Application notes

1. Download and fill in the application form referring to the person and job specification, these documents can be downloaded below. Please also complete our equalities form HERE

2. Save the completed application form as a Word document

3. Send it to with the subject matter: ‘Job Application: member defence East Coast’ by Friday the 22nd of January 2021, 6pm. Late applications will not be considered.

4. Once you have submitted your application, please complete this equal opportunity monitoring form

Deadline: Friday the 22nd of January 2021, 6pm.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment session, combining an interview with practical exercises. Due to the Government’s advice, we are conducting assessments over Zoom video call. This may be subject to change if the Government’s guidelines change. Please emailrecruitment@livingrent.orgif you have any questions

Interview dates will be Monday 1st of Feb for a start on the 1st of March 2021.