COMMUNITY ORGANISER (VOLUNTEER)

LOCATION: LONDON OFFICE


Article 25 is a humanitarian architecture charity dedicated to building adequate dignified shelter as defined by the UN. We design and build homes, schools and hospitals in poverty stricken areas. Innovation enables us to use local materials to improve conditions and withstand natural disasters. We pride our work on training and hiring local women and men. Partnerships help us expand our knowledge and improve the outcome. Our approach is organic, our buildings sustainable and uniquely designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

We are pleased to have our latest project focused on the local community. This is an exciting opportunity for a keen and energetic individual who is looking for valuable experience in event planning and community organisation. You will be able to make a genuine contribution and take ownership of this project.

People in 10% of London homes suffer from fuel poverty. Many households have to choose between food and heating. The health impact of cold housing, especially for the elderly and children include, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, flu, falls and injuries, stress levels, hypothermia and mental health. Warm & Healthy Homes is a series of workshops providing people of any age with information on the medical dangers of living in cold conditions. We offer cost effective energy-saving measures and explaining how participants can access grants and schemes for home improvements

Our office is a hard-working and friendly environment where you will have the opportunity to take initiative and produce at a high level. You will have the chance to make a genuine contribution to our charity’s aim.


We are seeking a Community Organiser to successfully plan and deliver Warm & Healthy Homes to selected boroughs in the London area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Event planning: select and hire the venue, schedule partner speakers, set up

  • Liaise with expert speakers (a health provider, an engineer and a financial assistance expert)

  • Host each workshop to make sure it runs smoothly

  • Measure results in order to improve future workshops and provide feedback

  • Prepare communications for social media, website and online newsletter

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Candidate requirements

  • Event planning or community organising experience is desired

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent written and presentation skills

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Energetic and Self-motivated

  • Compassionate towards vulnerable communities

Article 25 has more than 88 projects in 34 countries, making us the most far reaching architectural NGO in the world. Our projects are delivered with in-country partners to ensure that local knowledge and relationships are maximised, and that projects are sustainable.

Information

  • Apply immediately for consideration

  • Hours: Part-time volunteer position, hours are flexible within our regular office hours

  • Start Date: As soon as possible

  • Location: Based in our London office

  • Type: Volunteer Position

  • Application: Please submit a covering letter and CV to recruitment@article-25.org with Community Organiser in the subject line of the email.