Senior Organiser, Social Justice

Location: Hybrid working. Our flexible working policy requires everyone to be in our east London office for 25% of the time as a minimum because building in-person relationships is important to us (that could be one week a month, or a day or two a week), but you’re welcome to be there more as many staff are.
Salary: Grade 4 – £35, 977 
Hours: Full-time, which for NEON is 28 hours a week – the equivalent of a 4 day standard work week. This can be done over 4 or 5 days, that’s totally up to you. Hours are generally flexible, with some core meetings everyone has to be at. 
Benefits: 7.5% employer matched pension after probation; flexible hours and hybrid working across our office and remotely; a 28-hour week with no change to pay; 20 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays and Christmas break when the office is shut); generous staff development and sabbatical package; a caring and learning culture that takes anti-oppression seriously and genuinely tries to live values of solidarity, generosity and respect
Reporting to: Head of Movement Organising  

About the role:  

This role is all about moving our network to action and supporting them to make a sustainable impact on NEON’s “battleground” focus areas which include health, migrant rights, climate, and housing justice. We are looking for someone who understands the broader political context that social movements are working within in the UK, and be able to think long-term about possible organising interventions necessary to win real change.

Your day to day role will be to support existing social movement leaders as well as identifying and building strong new leadership in those we work with. In addition to this, you will help to develop the strategic interventions required to translate widespread support for the issues we work on into popular power. In practice this looks like supporting members to build successful campaigns and organising strategies, developing new and existing organisations and helping groups work together to supercharge the social movements we need to win.

You will also be responsible for providing strategic support within NEON’s existing organising offers, which include:  

  • Incubated Organisations: NEON takes early stage movement organisations and provides them with a structured programme of support, including on organising strategy and methods – this role will train and support these groups where relevant.
  • Transformative Organising: NEON has developed a training programme to enhance the learning, skills and capacity of organisers. This role will require you to support in the delivery of this, including facilitating a network of organiser practitioners that emerge from the programme.
  • Rapid Response: on top of our longer term coaching and training offers, NEON provides ad hoc, short term support, advice and coaching for movement organisations when they need it most. This role will involve providing support for organising-related requests.

To find out more, and to apply, download the application pack