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POMOC Merseyside Organiser

POMOC is seeking a passionate and creative community organiser to join our growing team in Liverpool and Merseyside. As the full-time Merseyside Organiser, you would work with a diverse and collaborative team on projects and campaigns to advance the rights of migrants in the UK.

 

We are looking for someone who is bilingual in English and at least one language from Eastern Europe, Balkan region or Caucasus region. For example, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Albanian, etc.


POMOC is dedicated to the kind of diversity and inclusion that makes our organisation thrive. We highly encourage people to apply who identify as women, trans or nonbinary; LGBTQIA+; Black or BIPOC; migrants and refugees; and disabled.

 


About the organisation


POMOC is a grassroots political home for Eastern Europeans and migrants living in the UK, particularly women and LGBTQ+ people, to organise towards dignity, power and justice. In just three and a half years, POMOC evolved from a small project to a national multi-staff organisation, reaching thousands across several regions of the UK.
 

Our directors, staff, leaders and volunteers have deep community roots and lived experience of issues we tackle. When we organise, we work in solidarity and seek to activate our communities to campaign around their needs – from fair housing and migrants’ rights to improving our democracy – while influencing local and national policies. We believe this is the recipe for transforming the UK’s balance of power towards greater equality and improving our communities’ material conditions.


Job title: Merseyside Organiser


Location: Merseyside


Timeline: applications accepted on a rolling basis (start date soon after a successful interview)

 

Duration: 1 year post with possibility of extension


Hours: Full-time or up to 40 hours per week, including paid 1 hour lunch break


Working hours are flexible, but we expect responsiveness to organisational needs and local opportunities. This could mean working evenings and weekends. In addition to attending virtual and in-person team meetings, we may ask you to travel within the UK.


Remuneration: Base salary of £30,000 with additional benefits.


At POMOC, we prioritise the wellbeing of our employees. As part of our commitment, we offer 3 weeks of paid annual leave during the December/January holiday period, in addition to the standard 20 days of statutory annual leave, public holidays in England and birthday.

 

Employees have access to free annual eye checks, osteopathy sessions and a wellbeing fund that could contribute to therapy, somatics or other holistic healing.

Mentorship: At POMOC, we invest time and resources in our colleagues. We offer internal and external training and mentorship opportunities on a case-by-case basis.


Responsibilities


● Build and implement an organising strategy in Merseyside to grow POMOC’s membership base – with support from the co-directors


● Lead on community outreach and identify outreach hotspots


● Manage the Young Migrants in Policy project in Merseyside. This includes supervising young migrant leaders, building a wider network of engaged young migrants, and improving relationships with local authorities.


● Identify and activate community leaders to participate in local and national campaigns


● Build and manage relationships with a diverse set of partner organisations, from national nonprofits to small community centres or community groups


● Manage a database of contacts


● Lead and/or support a variety of in-person events in Merseyside (from creative workshops to know-your-rights clinics), and at times, online events with support from our social media team


● Produce bilingual written materials and social media content


● Lead evaluation processes after big events and projects, and provide feedback for reports


● Participate in team meetings and check-ins with co-directors

 

 

Skills


Essential:


● Passionate and excited to work with local communities at the grassroots level


● Strong commitment to social justice, anti-racism, feminism and LGBTQIA+ equality


● Good people skills and ability to manage the needs, priorities and differences of a diverse range of communities


● Natural problem-solver who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in a startup environment


● Good written and oral communication skills in English and at least one language from Eastern Europe, Balkan region or Caucasus region


● Takes initiative in bringing tasks or activities to the finish line, with excellent attention to detail and project deadlines


● Comfortable with or open to learning new technologies and social media tools (e.g. Google Drive, Mailchimp, Slack, Trello, Zoom, Canva, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)

 

Desirable:


● Willing to approach organising in creative and out-of-the-box ways


● At least one year of demonstrated experience working as an organiser or campaigner


● Excellent project management and strategic thinking skills

 


Application submission format


Please submit the following:


● Responses to the following questions (each response should be 250 words or less):


1. Please tell us about a time you led organising activities with migrant communities. How did you develop your strategy and organise the work, and what were the key learnings?


2. Please share an experience of working collaboratively as part of a team in an organisational setup. What skills did you bring to the table, how did you overcome any challenges you faced, and what did you learn?


● An up-to-date resume or CV (please let us know if this is difficult to produce)


● Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide the contact information for two referees.

 


Please send your application to POMOC by email to Marzena Zukowska and Magda Fabianczyk at info@pomoc.org.uk. Please include in the subject line: "Merseyside Organiser - job application".

 


Providing feedback on our approach:


We are dedicated to fostering accessible, inclusive and fair application processes. We greatly value any feedback that could help us improve them. If you wish to share your feedback please email it to info@pomoc.org.uk.

 


Contacting POMOC:


We are happy to provide more information about this job opportunity or answer any related questions. Please email info@pomoc.org.uk with the subject line "Merseyside Organiser - query"

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