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Sneinton Alchemy has brought Community Organising to Sneinton... supporting 5 community organisers to get qualified to support people & projects in our area!

Meet the team

The Community Organisers' blog

  • 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 Tom Hughes
  • Charlotte's Story: Community Organising at Street Level Alchemy's Street Level project brought Community Organiser training to Sneinton throughout 2014. Through this project several of our Voluntary Community Organisers were able to continue their training- furthering themselves ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2015, 11:09 by Tom Hughes
  • Community Organising: at Street Level Alchemy's Street Level project brought Community Organiser training to Sneinton throughout 2014, reaching out through door knocking, one-to-one engagement and group meetings to activate, support and encourage ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2015, 11:14 by Tom Hughes
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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).