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Community Organisers

In 2012, Sneinton Alchemy brought Community Organising to Nottingham and supported 5 community organisers to get qualified to support people & projects in our area!

Meet the team

The Community Organisers' blog

  • New Listening Skills Workshop for the locals Sneinton BlogGain an understanding of why listening is important and develop practical listening skills and tactics to ignite passion in residentsDiscover techniques that help build a strong and ...
    Posted 22 Aug 2022, 01:33 by Steve Smith
  • Sneinton inspires Social Action all over Nottinghamshire The Spirit of Community Organising is on tour in Notts Over the last 12 months loads of people have asked me what is Community Organising? There are many definitions, but ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2018, 13:45 by Steve Smith
  • National Community Organising Team visit Sneinton On 16 March 2016 the Community Organising  Board of Directors come to Sneinton. They met at the Greenway Centre discussing things like the new national membership offer including for volunteers ...
    Posted 23 Mar 2016, 02:21 by Steve Smith
  • Job Opportunities in Sneinton JOB OPPORTUNITYTwo Part-Time Community Organisers (9 hrs a week) We are looking to commission two Community Organisers on a *self employed basis. Working on our intergenerational project candidates ...
    Posted 2 Nov 2015, 13:09 by Unknown user
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Community Organisers are dedicated, motivated people who build trust, respect and networks through dialogue and a systematic, broad-based local listening process that ignites the impulse to act

Community Organisers:
  • are recruited and hosted by local community organisations like Sneinton Alchemy
  • listen to residents in the homes, on the streets and where they gather
  • listen to public service workers, small businesses and local institutions
  • enable people to take action on their own behalf
  • help communities to tackle the issues which are important to them
Our initial 3 Community Organisers: Steve Smith, Shabana Najib and Dawn Manners completed their training in March 2013 after a year of hands-on experience working in Sneinton and academic study. 

They were joined by Simone Miller and David Jones in December 2012 who are extending the CO work whilst training and studying themselves. David and Simone Miller also graduated as fully qualified Community Organisers and joined Alchemy as full time employees for a further year.

Steve, David, Simone and Shabana are continuing their work in the area, through Sneinton Alchemy projects such as Near Neighbours and the Volunteer Training Programme, and through other organisations such as NOMAD (Notts Music and Dance).