Joining Citizens UK – the country’s largest and most diverse broad-based alliance and the power behind the Living Wage campaign – you will experience community organising as well as achieve an advanced understanding of the theory, history and practice of the movement in the wider context of contemporary social, political and economic change. The programme is led by Professor Jane Wills, with Lord Maurice Glasman (London Metropolitan University) and Neil Jameson (Executive Director of Citizens UK).
- provides you with the intellectual and practical training required to work as a community organiser, or in a related field
- offers you five months’ experience as a community organiser with Citizens UK, or an ongoing placement with your current employer
- introduces you to a range of voices – including academic, activist, local authority and charity – to bring you the reality of issues being faced in communities and the campaigns undertaken around them
- flexible study options make it ideal for those already working in the sector, as well as those looking to expand their knowledge and experience.