CATU Ireland: Organiser

CATU Organiser Job Description

CATU Ireland - The Community and Tenants Union of Ireland is a community based union of tenants, those in emergency & precarious living situations and mortgage holders. We are a membership organisation fighting for our members, building power through collective action, and fighting for economic and social justice and a better life for our members and our communities.

About the Job:



  1. Formation of overall organising plan with the National Officers and Board
  2. Supporting and Developing CATU campaigns and actions, in conjunction with local committees and members
  3. Recruitment to the union including door knocking, calls, stalls and 1-1 conversations in conjunction with local committees and members.
  4. Committee Development: helping in the launch of local committees of CATU, helping give advice and support and build the confidence of these committee’s.
  5. New Area Support: supporting areas where CATU members have started organising (pre-committee launch), initial meeting, recruitment and planning


  1. Facilitate training with local committees and the national officer board.
  2. Assist in administration and development of the Union.

Salary: 15 euro per hour living wage, (28,800/14,400 year salary pro-rata)

Hours: 1 Year Contract, 3 days per week, 20hours per week

*This role requires a certain degree of flexibility on the part of the candidate*


  • Campaign, Action and Organising skills
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good writing and editing skills.
  • Strong group facilitation skills, including creating warm and accessible spaces for a variety of backgrounds, being able to move groups, and teach key skills and learning objectives.


Essential: Evidence of Community work, campaign or union organising and/or other grassroots campaign and action experience.

Desirable: Presenting to groups, facilitating or training work and computer literate.


A commitment to the community and tenants equality and justice and building power for working class communities on the Island of Ireland.


No formal education or qualifications necessary.

NOTE: If you do not meet any of the key criteria or are unsure about applying but have roots in your community and believe in the ethos of the union, we are happy to receive and support your application. We’re primarily looking for someone with a strong work ethic who wants to build strong organised communities on the Island of Ireland and who sees the value in developing strong local union groups and branches in communities and growing the union.

Please email a CV and application form to

Application Deadline: 30th September

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
16th Sep, 2020
Dublin & Remotely
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2020