Join the London Renters Union staff team

May 2, 2021 | News

Set up by campaigns and local housing groups from across the city, we’ve achieved a lot in the past three years. We’ve supported scores of our members to win improvements to their housing situation by standing up for their rights and taking direct action. We’ve linked up with other housing groups to force the Tory government to announce an end to no-fault evictions. During the pandemic, tens of thousands of renters have downloaded our resources and we’ve been at the forefront of demanding government protections for renters.

Now more than ever, renters need to get organised to protect our homes and our communities. The LRU is hiring two new members of its staff team to help members organise renters and build the power of the union.

If you’ve got a passion for supporting others to take action, we’d love to hear from you.


The salary for both positions is £28,000. The deadline for both positions is now 10am on Tuesday 1 June.

Member solidarity organiser
The Member Solidarity Organiser will maintain an overview of the requests coming in from union members, ensure we support our members facing housing issues and support branches to take action to win improvements to the housing conditions of our members.

Read the full job description here.

Newham branch organiser (12 months maternity cover)
The role of the Newham & Leytonstone Branch Organiser is to support the growth and collective leadership of the Newham & Leytonstone branch, while our current organiser is on maternity leave.

Read the full job description here.

How to apply

To apply for either of these roles, please send your CV and cover letter using the application form on this page below by 10am on Tuesday 1 June.

Be sure to write your cover letter in a way that addresses each of the points in the Skill and Experience Requirements listed above.

If you’re unable to use the form for any reason, feel free to send us an email.

If you have any questions about these roles, feel free to email Clare on

Interviews will be carried out on the 1st or 2nd of June. Follow-up interviews may be requested the following week, if there are outstanding questions.

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit two separate applications in the form below.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to support you to apply for this position, please email to organise a telephone call.


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