One Community Organiser

  • Full time
  • £17,472
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th July 2021

  • Advertised from 1st July 2021
  • Living Wage. 12 months, with the possibility of extension.


Living Rent is looking for one community organiser to join our organisation in Edinburgh and fight for social and economic change. You will work closely with Living Rent’s members in Edinburgh, joining a growing team of Living Rent organisers in Scotland.

About the job:

Your job is to build tenant power in order to challenge landlords collectively, not only bringing victories to members but also building a system that puts people before profit. The role will entail organising outreach events (door-knocking in blocks of flats, street stalls, community meetings), recruiting members, supporting the creation of neighbourhood organising teams, supporting members to organise direct actions and organising local events. This role aims to get more people involved in Living Rent at the local and national level, in order to build tenants’ power in Scotland. This job will take place through neighbourhood-based work though, if the situation changes, the role will switch to online organising.


We are looking for someone keen to work with a young organisation and passionate about member-run and diverse organisations and determined to build working-class power. Experience in recruitment, training delivery, community education or campaigns is welcome; however enthusiasm, willingness to learn and commitment to social justice are more important than previous experience as training will be provided. This role may suit someone with experience in sales, street fundraising or other customer facing work, and wishes to move into organising. We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dedicated to building tenants’ power, and keen to build Living Rent’s potential. We are very excited to continue growing our organisation and hope this job is for YOU!

Application notes

You can find the person & job specification and the application form below.

Please fill in the equal opportunities monitoring form.

If interested, please read the job specification and send the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by Tuesday the 27th of July, 6pm. Please e-mail application with the subject matter: ‘Job Application’ to:

Please note, the interview process will take place over two stages. We will hold a 1st stage of interviews online on Monday the 2nd of August which is mandatory to be considered, where we will provide applicants with introduction to the organisation, hands-on collective exercises and an interview. Short-listed candidates will be asked to a second stage hands-on evaluation which will take place on the week of the 9th of August. The second stage will be in-person if restrictions allow.

Closing date: 27th of July

Interviews day: Week of the 2nd of August

Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Living Rent at