Community Organisers

Community Organisers

Community Organisers is a year long project in which 10 trainee Community Organisers will work in local communities around the Leeds area to bring people together, listen to ideas, build networks and support people tackle local issues that are important to them.

Trainee Community Organisers will learn how to motivate people and organise people locally by using listening matters and subsequently other tools and approaches for animating, developing and focusing community action. Listening matters involves systematic listening and dialogue that builds trusting, respectful relationships, networks and connectivity between and across communities.

How does it work?

Leeds Community Hosting Partnership is a collection of member organisations who are excited by the prospect of a dedicated organiser in their area that could help the community to realise its potential. Listen to and hear local people’s issues, create channels of communication, bring people together to co-operate, train individuals and groups to find their power and understand how their neighbourhood and the city work.

Leeds Community Partnership

The partnership is led by Barca-Leeds and joined by twelve other organisations, eight of which will act as hosts to the trainee Community Organisers in the current programme.

Ten Trainee organisers will work with the following local host organisations:

  • Barca-Leeds – 2 trainees in Armley/ New Wortley and Bramley
  • GIPSIL – 1 trainee in Gipton
  • LS14 Development Trust – 1 trainee in Seacroft
  • Burley Lodge Centre – 1 trainee in Burley
  • Chapeltown Development Trust – 1 trainee in Chapeltown
  • Groundworks Leeds – 1 trainee in Morley
  • Touchstone – 1 trainee in Harehills
  • Health for All – 2 trainees in LS10 and LS11

Barca will be recruiting the candidates soon.  To download an application pack go to from Monday 28th May 2012.

To book onto the event to find out more – please click on the link below:

For more information on the Community Organisers scheme contact Mark Law MBE on or telephone 01132559582.

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