THE LONDON Renters Union is the place for private renters to come together and stand up to the landlords and estate agents that harass us, evict us, leave our homes in disrepair and charge us an arm and a leg for the privilege. More than 2,000 of us have joined together in less than two years since the union launched. Our strength to challenge the powerful and push for a housing system that works for everyone is growing every day.
We organise to stop evictions, to force landlords make vital repairs and return deposits and to keep our members from being ripped off by dodgy letting agents. We work with housing lawyers and social services, but we’re led by our members and we’re not afraid to take direct action against the injustices renters face.
Our movement is growing fast, so we’re looking for three new members of staff to join our small staff team. They will help coordinate the union, get organised and campaign for change. We want our staff to reflect the areas they are working in and to understand the realities of those hit hardest by the housing crisis in London.
We’re looking for two organisers to support our Hackney and Lewisham branches, as well as a Member Solidarity Organiser who can work to support members across the union to turn individual landlord-tenant disputes into bigger challenges to the housing system. We’re looking for people who believe in the power of community to get organised and create change and who can inspire and empower our members to organise collective struggles. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you, even if you’ve never done this kind of job before.
Do any of these jobs sound like you?
You can find out more and apply below:
The deadline for all three is 8pm on 4 February.