Could you be the new member of our team?
Narrow windows of opportunity to make meaningful change come along once every few decades. This pivotal moment in history presents a chance for us to play our part in creating a sustainable, more inclusive and democratic economy.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate Community Organiser to help us build the people power we need to support the global paradigm shift towards a more egalitarian society. Through bringing diverse Small and Micro Businesses together in our neighbourhoods we can build back better for the common good. Think global act local right?
This is a full-time role at 30k pro-rata for 6 months with a possible extension subject to funding. Initially working from home until lockdown eases and then working with the team at Creative Works in Walthamstow.
For more information on the role and how to apply please download this document.
East End Trades Guild & William Morris Big Local
This opportunity is the result of a partnership between the East End Trades Guild (EETG) and William Morris Big Local (WMBL). The EETG exists to build the collective strength and voice of small – scale enterprise to act together for the common good of local neighbourhoods. This role will create a Trades Guild specifically for the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The Guild’s kaleidoscopic membership is made up of 330 manufacturers, cafes, independent shops, creative freelancers, social enterprises, charities and many more vibrant small enterprises. Our diversity is our strength; it enables everyone to increase connectivity and supply chain between different sectors.
Even prior to the pandemic wealth was a key predictor of whether people can survive in self-employment, with homeowners 30% more likely than renters to make it to their third anniversary (RSA Second Age of Small). However, networks are also a key driver for resilience and success, and that is where the social capital of the William Morris Big Local and East End Trades Guild community comes in.
William Morris Big Local (WMBL) is a community organisation which aims to improve the lives of those who live, work, and play in the William Morris area of Walthamstow. Supporting local enterprise has been a core aim of the WM Big Local plan.
Purpose of Role
1) Through the craft of community organising grow a diverse and powerful peer led Walthamstow Trades Guild for independent businesses, small service providers and freelancers for effective action on common issues
2) Work with members of Walthamstow Trades Guild to co-produce a community facing advice and guidance offer that gives support that can signpost members to other relevant support services and develop opportunities for reciprocity with community organisations
3) Undertake a campaign to raise the visibility of the membership and why it is important to spend money locally