Dynamic Community Organiser wanted

Today we’re announcing an exciting new community organiser opportunity with our Connecting for Good Cov movement tackling isolation in Coventry. This role comes at the problem from a different direction.

In April, Grapevine hosted an online summit for 65 business leaders and retailers in Coventry and Warwickshire to lay the foundations for city and town centres and local high streets rebuilt on belonging and connectedness. The idea that local people, businesses, retailers and city leaders could come together to reimagine our shared recovery from the Covid crisis.

Four people, one man and three women, sit around a table outside a bar in Coventry making seed bombs. They are talking together.

That is where you come in! As community organiser, you’ll be creating and nurturing business led solutions to end loneliness and isolation.

Your work will be inspired by movement building and community organising techniques and have lots in common with both.

Your focus will be on listening, building relationships and organising people to take action that makes a difference.

Are you…
  • A self-starter?

  • Confident at relating to businesses, city leaders and ordinary citizens?

  • If so, get in touch!

A diary with a handwritten note about a job vacancy at Grapevine sits on a desk next to potted plants.

Follow this link to learn more about a career with Grapevine, including staff benefits, our 26-year history and ways we have helped pull the isolated people we work with through the pandemic.

The finer details
  • Salary scale: £27,741 – £29,577 per year

  • Temporary contract with Grapevine, funded by Coventry Building Society, for 12 months intially (potentilly up to three years)

  • Closing date: Wednesday 7 July 2021

  • Interviews from Monday 12 July 2021

  • Click here to apply.

Connecting for Good Cov’s mission is:

  1. To create multiple isolation tackling initiatives led by hundreds of Coventry people in a way that is emphatically ‘bottom up’ and enables them to sustain each one.

  2. To create a city-wide ‘ecosystem’ that will continue to tackle and reduce isolation even when our work has ended. The ecosystem will include local people, community groups, the public sector, the business sector and other groups and institutions.

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