The Creative Communities Unit and Burslem School of Art are very excited to be working together to host eight Community Organisers in Stoke on Trent.
The Community Organisers will be employed by CoCo – a national organisation which manages Community Organisers across all of England. There is a lot of information about Community Organisers on the CoCo website here www.cocollaborative.org.uk
Community organisers help residents, groups, associations and businesses in their area to develop their power to act together for the common good and take action to tackle local issues which are important to them.
If you are passionate about bringing people together, getting people talking, listening to people’s ideas and making your community a better place to live and you are able to challenge your own and others’ attitudes and assumptions then Community Organiser is the role for you.
£8.50 per hour (subject to tax and NI)
30 – 35 hours per week (part-time option available) for 51 weeks
The contract will start on April 22nd 2013.
You must attend a three day/four night residential training course
from 16th – 19th April.
This is a year-long accredited training post leading to a Certificate in the Foundations of Community Organising. Community Organisers will be trained by Re:generate to work in communities.
The Community Organisers will start work in April. They will probably be working in Burslem area and Hanley/ Shelton/ Etruria area. They will knock on doors getting to know local residents, to find out how people feel about the area. Then they will help bring people together to take action.
They will work closely with Community First Panels and other existing groups.
If you would like to find out more please try to come to one of the drop-in information events.
Thursday 7th February 2-5pm in The Courtyard, Staffordshire University, College Rd, Shelton
Monday 11th February 4-7pm Burslem School of Art, Queen St
or email email@example.com
Closing Date for applications: Monday 25th February 2013 at 4pm
Assessment Day in Birmingham: Monday 4th or Thursday 7th March
Interviews: 13th or 15th March
Residential Training Course: 16th to 19th April
For an application pack phone 01782 294540, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or download it here – click on the links below
Trainee Community Organiser Job Pack Round 8 BSOA CCU
CO application form BSOA and CCU Feb 2013
BSOA CCU Community Organisers advert