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Remote Organiser

Want to fight for low-income people in a supportive and exciting work environment? Come and work with us!


Application deadline: 4th December 2023 at 11:59pm

Interview date: 11th December 2023

Start date: 29th January 2024

ACORN is looking for a Remote Organiser to build power to fight for social and economic across England and Wales, starting on Monday 29th January 2024.

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 our communities. For more information, read our 'About ACORN' page here and the ACORN Platform here.

About the job

ACORN's success has seen an explosion of interest from people across the country wanting to set up their very own groups and branches. In order to capitalise on this enthusiasm, keep up with demand and turn the country ACORN red, we are recruiting a Remote Organiser to work alongside the existing National and Remote Organisers to support these nascent and non-staffed parts of the national organisation.

As a Remote Organiser with ACORN you will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting members alongside being the main staff contact for multiple unstaffed ACORN branches and groups across England and Wales. Your daily work will involve: 

  • Establishing new ACORN groups in areas without paid staff including acting as first point of contact, organising and delivering start up training.
  • The ongoing training and support of multiple ACORN Groups up until a staff Organiser is hired in their town or city. This includes supporting Groups to transition to Branches.
  • This support typically includes regular calls with Group committees, regular training sessions, on-call support for campaigns, helping to guide Groups through campaigns, and helping resolve any membership issues.
  • Working with other Remote and National Organisers on national campaigns to ensure the effective on-the-ground implementation of these campaigns.
  • Recruiting individual ACORN Members through door-knocking, social media and other means. Door-knocking takes up around 50% of our organisers’ time.
  • Identifying, developing and supporting potential leaders.
  • Supporting elected leaders to enable them to carry out their roles. 

Why work for ACORN?

ACORN is committed to investing in the continued professional development of our organising staff. All staff are provided with a full week of community organising training when they first start the job, followed by close supervisory support during their probation period to ensure they have the confidence and skills necessary to develop as a community organiser. Regular training sessions are delivered beyond the probationary period in order to promote the continuous personal and professional development of the organising team. We are well known for having the best organising training of any community organisation and you will be well-equipped with all the resources and tools you need to succeed as an organiser.

Testimony from our organisers

"Working for ACORN as an organiser is an empowering and enriching experience. Every day we’re out organising in the community, we’re changing people’s lives, and we ourselves are changed in the process. This is no ordinary job, it’s an opportunity to make a difference in an incredibly nurturing and supportive environment." - Emily, Field Organiser

"As a woman organiser, I’ve been able to play a hugely important role in uplifting women in the organisation. After noticing that the branch I organise had become dominated by men, I created a strategy to develop women members in the group. I organised a Women in Organising training for women members in the branch aimed at building up their confidence and organising skills, and I prioritised getting women to meetings and trainings. As a result, some incredible women members have stepped up and starting taking on leadership in the branch: standing for election, taking on leading roles at actions and planning strategy for our campaigns."- Anna, Member Defence and Field Organiser 

"One of my personal highlights of working for ACORN is being part of a member defence case for Sharon, one of our members in Bristol. Sharon had been fighting the council for five years just to get draughts and cold sorted in her house, and got nowhere. One day I knocked her door - she didn't seem keen to chat at first, but once I mentioned housing issues she started explaining her problem to me and we built a rapport. I recruited her to ACORN and we held small meetings in her house with other women members, planning action on the council's head of housing. We ended up winning our demands for better insulation and a professional survey, and it's now noticeably warmer at her house. Just as rewarding for me was the way it built Sharon's confidence, helped build a local ACORN group, and brought together women members. They all had a glass of wine after the win to celebrate!" Em, Field Organiser


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. 

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

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.

This role is a 12 months fixed-term contract, with the view to be extended depending on funding.

£23,400 per annum

🏖️Holiday allowance
28 days plus bank holidays

Role is available remotely across England and Wales. Ideally candidates will be based in cities with an ACORN Staffed Office (
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Sheffield)

37.5 hours a week

Generous holiday allowance, potential for flexi-time, £100 annual wellbeing bonus, progressive leave policies, extensive trainings and development days (including one week's organiser training) with more to come...

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Senior Organisers

To apply

  1. Make a copy of and complete the full Application Form, referring to the Job Description and Selection Criteria
  2. Save your completed application form as a PDF with the file name <YOUR NAME, role> e.g. JANE SMITH RemoteOrganiser.pdf
  3. Submit via email to [email protected] with ‘Application: Remote 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 Monday 4th December 2023. Late applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, involving two tasks and a Q&A on Monday, 11th December 2023


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, 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.