Stadium of Light

Opportunity to work for club charity

by Foundation of Light

Two employment opportunities with the Foundation of Light.

Foundation of Light is now recruiting: 

  • 2 Trainee Community Organisers to work in Sunderland 
  • Contract: 51 week Fixed Term contract (full time), 78 weeks Fixed Term contract (part time)     
  • Salary: £8.55 per hour 
  • Hours: 35 hrs full time, 22.5 hrs part time 

Foundation of Light is looking for dynamic, motivated and enterprising individuals who know the local area to take on the exciting new role of Community Organiser. Successful applicants will be employed by Locality (the UK’s leading network for community-led organisations) and hosted locally by the Foundation of light, who will be providing local support, management and office facilities at the Stadium of Light. 

Community  Organisers will   work   in   targeted   areas   to   help   residents,   businesses   and groups, namely in Sunderland to develop their collective power to act together for the common good.  Extensive training will be given, beginning with a 3-day residential course held from 22 – 25 October 2013. 

Community Organisers is a government-funded scheme which aims to train 5,000 ‘Community   Organisers’, individuals who will work in local communities around the country to bring people   together, listen to ideas, build networks and support people to tackle the local issues which are  important to them. 

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

To apply: 
Interested      applicants    should     request    an    application    pack   by     sending     an   email    to, downloading packs from our website  or  by contacting 0191 551 5311. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date is 19 August 2013. 

You    should    show    clearly   how   you   meet    the essential    and   preferred    criteria  for  Trainee  Community  Organiser    as   outlined   in  the   person    specification,   including    describing    your  experience and knowledge gained from paid and unpaid work roles. Candidates must be able to demonstrate   that   they   are   eligible   to   work   in   the   UK   and   must   be   available   for   a   three   day residential training course 22 - 25 October 2013. 

Selection will be by assessment, a local Interview and a telephone interview. Contracts will be issued after an offer is made, and will need to be signed only after the 3 day residential training course, giving candidates the opportunity to ‘experience’ the work before making a final decision on accepting the post. 

Closing date for your application: Monday, 19 August 2013 

If you are short-listed you will be invited to attend an assessment day(s) on 10 and 11 September 2013. 

Follow-up interviews will be held w/c  16 September 2013. 

Successful candidates will attend a 3-day residential training on 22 – 25 October 2013.