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Community Organiser - Bradford

ACORN is looking for a Community Organiser to build power to fight for social and economic change in Bradford, to start work on 7th February 2022

ACORN is a mass membership organisation and a direct action community union. By taking action on issues that affect us, we win real changes to our lives and build power in our communities. For more information, read our 'About ACORN' page here and the ACORN Platform here.

About the job

As an Organiser with ACORN, you will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting members to take action on issues affecting them and the communities they come from. 

As the role has a specific focus on organising with women across Bradford, it is a requirement of the position that applicants are women

Women are particularly affected by the issues that we organise around, whether that be housing, transport or community provision. As such you will have a focus on recruiting and developing women in local communities to become strong leaders who are able to take action on the issues affecting their lives and win. 

You will be a Community Organiser for ACORN in Bradford. Your daily work will involve: 

  • Recruiting individual ACORN members through door-knocking, social media and other means (door-knocking takes up around 50% of our organisers’ time),
  • Building and maintaining existing ACORN Local Groups and teams with a focus on organising with women in the local community,
  • Identifying, and taking action on, issues that affect our members and their communities, particularly those affecting women,
  • Identifying, developing and supporting potential leaders and identifying and addressing barriers women might face that might make them less likely to become leaders,
  • Researching and developing new methods of outreach to recruit women with families and older women who may be more isolated and developing them as leaders,
  • Supporting elected leaders to enable them to carry out their roles.

ACORN is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

 *Except where a protected characteristic is a requirement for the role, as in this case.



No formal qualifications are necessary. We’re primarily looking for someone with a strong work ethic, good listening skills and the ability to motivate others. 


The desired candidate will have a proficiency in communicating in Urdu and/or Punjabi, so that they are able to communicate verbally and in writing with the communities we serve (no formal qualification required).

For more specific information on the role and its requirements, please refer to the Job Description and Selection Criteria linked below.

ACORN is committed to investing in the continued professional development of our organising staff. Please refer to the Job Description and Selection Criteria for information on the training and support you will receive as an ACORN staff member.

£18,018 per annum

Holiday allowance

28 days plus bank holidays

Cycle to work
Cycle to work scheme
Workplace policies

Generous workplace policies, including wellbeing fund
Mental health
Wellbeing resources incl. NHS app Thrive

1 week intensive training, 3 months daily and weekly training

To apply

  1. Make a copy and complete the full Application Form, referring to the Job Description & Selection Criteria
  2. Save your completed application form as a PDF with the file name <YOUR NAME, role> e.g. JANE SMITH Bradford FO.pdf
  3. Submit via email to [email protected] with ‘Application: Bradford Field Organiser’ as the subject line
  4. Once you have submitted your application please complete this diversity monitoring form

If you require paper versions of this application form & diversity monitoring form please write to [email protected]


The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 19th December 2021. Late applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day, involving an interview and two tasks. 

Assessment date: w/c January 3rd 2022