We’re looking for a volunteer finance officer

Jul 2, 2018 | News

About the role

London Renters Union is seeking a voluntary treasurer/finance officer to help fulfil essential roles within the Union.

We estimate that this role will require about half a day a week’s unpaid work each week. We ask that you are able to commit to this role for at least six months (though of course we will expect that you will be unavailable or away for a number of weeks within that period).

About London Renters’ Union

London Renters Union can give our housing system the reboot it needs. We aim to unite London’s 3 million renters and win better housing for everyone. Here’s how we’re doing it:

Community – we’re building a city-wide community of renters that speak and take action collectively.

Solidarity – we support one another with the housing problems we face, and work together to stand up to the landlords and lettings agents who exploit us.

Campaigning – we’re taking action and building power to transform the housing system so that it provides decent, affordable homes for everyone.

We’re working with housing activists and renters across London to establish branches all over our city. Our branches are supported by a number of working groups and a coordinating group that help with resources, training and fundraising.

We’re currently building our first pilot branch in Newham and we hope to have a number branches across the city by the end of 2018.

We currently have three part-time staffers and more than 230 members in Newham. We are working towards growing both the number of members and staff that we have over the coming months.

We are seeking a finance officer to help undertake the following roles:

  • establishing payroll for newly recruited workers (we are looking to expand our paid organisers team)
  • writing a basic monthly financial report which will be presented to the unions’ governing body – the Coordination Group. This should include incomings and outgoings for each month.
  • Working with the project coordinator to establishing and maintain an effective system for processing payments

To apply

Please write no more than one A4 page covering:

  • Why you are interested in this role at LRU
  • Your relevant experience
  • The days/times of the week you anticipate you will be able to undertake the tasks below
  • Your contact details

Please send your application to staffsupport@londonrentersunion.org by Thursday 26th July. We’ll be in touch by Monday July 30th letting you know if we’d like a further chat with you.

We are looking for someone is able to start by the end of August if possible.


We’re a members-led, campaigning union and we’re taking action to make sure all Londoners have a decent, affordable and secure home. Join our community today and become part of the movement to transform the housing system.


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