Would you like to join the ‘neighbourhood army’ in south Leeds?

They’re part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans for ‘Big Society’ – what he describes as a national  ‘neighbourhood army’  of community organisers – and you could become one of them in south Leeds.

Community organisers will be trained with the skills they need to identify local community leaders, bring communities together, help people start their own neighbourhood groups, and give communities the help they need to take control and tackle their problems.

The Conservatives say this plan is directly based on the successful community organising movement established by Saul Alinsky in the United States and has successfully trained generations of community organisers, including President Obama.

In south Leeds, local charity Health for All will be will be hosting two community organisers at Beeston Village Community Centre  – one for Beeston & Holbeck Ward and the other for Middleton Park Ward.

The full-time jobs are now open for local people to apply for. The deadline’s on Friday.

If you are interested in becoming a Trainee Community Organiser please visit http://www.leedscohosting.org.ukfor more details, and an application pack. Although Health for All will be hosting the two community organisers, BARCA-Leeds is co-ordinating the recruitment for these posts on behalf of the Partnership. For more information on the Community Organisers scheme contact BARCA on 0113 2559582.