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Join The Working Group!

The Purpose Of The Role

To participate in the working group in setting up the first student-led housing co-operative in the South East

To create an affordable housing alternative for students following the 7 co-operative principles

Commitment

Weekly Meetings

Complete Tasks

Attend Training

Tasks & Responsibilities

Campaiging & Awareness

Campaign & raise awareness of the growing movement around student led housing co-operatives

Partnerships

Work with Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT) and other organisations to secure property

Investment Raising

Assist the group to raise investment for eco renovations on the property

Community Engagement

Build support and secure a property through community engagement

Marketing

Promote and market SEASALT through: blog posts, social media, graphic design

This Role Would Suit You If...

You want to create affordable housing

You want to learn new skills

You have a positive can-do attitude

Want to meet new people

Are interested in learning about the co-operative movement

Have an interest in working collaboratively using consensus decision making

Support & Training

Project Manager

Full support from the SEASALT Project Manager (funded through Homes England Community Led Homes programme)

Specialised Training

The opportunity to attend specialised training sessions to develop skills and knowledge

Co-operative Network

Wider support from the Co-operative network including Students for Co-operation, Student Co-op Homes, Co-ops UK, Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT), Mutual Aid in Sussex (MAIS) and local housing co-operatives.

CV

Great experience for your CV and the provision of a reference and a certificate of completed volunteer hours

Socials

Regular volunteer socials

The First

A unique transformative opportunity to set up the first student housing co-operative in the South East.

Skills Gained

  • Budgeting & Accounting
  • Delegation
  • Written & Verbal Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Organisation & Planning
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Consensus Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Public Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Knowlegde of Housing/Property Law