Published 16th November 2020

Head of the National Academy of Community Organising

We are looking for an exceptional individual to come and join the team to take on this exciting role as the Head of the National Academy of Community Organising. This role will oversee the delivery and development of our quality assured training and qualifications and work directly with an amazing network of Social Action Hubs who are delivering this training directly in communities.

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The National Academy of Community Organising was developed during the Community Organisers Expansion Programme (2015 – 2017) to deliver training and support in community organising. It currently is made up of 22 Social Action Hubs across England. Over the last 3.5 years, alongside this network, Community Organisers has trained more than 4000 people in community organising. This role aims to build on our collective experience over the last 3.5 years and meet the increasing demand and interest that is being shown in community organising so that we can collectively work towards establishing the National Academy as a strong and sustainable membership body and network that is delivering high quality training and support in community organising.  

Job Purpose  

  • Promote and market the Academy of Community Organising and our training offer 
  • Supporting, developing and widening a training network based remotely across England 
  • Lead and/or support community organising training and Trainer inductions 
  • Oversee the Quality Assurance of Community Organisers training including review and development. 
I am delighted that we are recruiting for this role. This role will help us shape, define and deliver our training offer to ensure that we can support communities to build their collective power and take action directly on the issues that matter to them.
Nick Gardham, CEO, Community Organisers

To apply for this role please send a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your interest and experience alongside a copy of your CV to

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Julia Wakefield on

Important information:

Deadline for applications: 4th December 2020

Interviews: W/C 7th December

Start Date: W/C 4th January (to be negotiated)


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