WORK & VOLUNTEER WITH US

We have great opportunities for the right people to get involved with a dynamic, high-profile organisation, to help us build on and consolidate our successes, to be an ambassador for our values and our campaigns, and to work with a team delivering real impact and lasting change in ending the brutal exploitation of workers by the like of Uber and licensing authorities, such as TfL.

All members of our National Executive Committee are or have recently been private hire drivers or couriers in precarious employment. Our membership reflects the profile of our industry. In London, for instance, 94% of licensed private hire drivers are BAME and 71% are from the most deprived London communities (according to TfL).

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP ADCU?

  • - Managing social media channels -
  • - Graphic design -
  • - Social media advertising -
  • - Copywriting -
  • - Making videos -
  • - Helping secure grant funding -
  • - Help run the website -
  • - Help with communication (Newsletter) -
  • - Help with phone banking -
  • - Help with casework -
  • - Admin support -
  • - Orientating new volunteers -

Current Vacancies

UK Caseworker

London Based

Due to rapid growth in membership the ADCU is now recruiting for the position of Caseworker. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate with some experience in employment and/or licensing law. The ideal candidate will have a strong drive for social justice for workers in the so called gig economy.

Ideal Candidate

  • Good working knowledge of employment and/or public licensing law.
  • Experience of conducting and managing a portfolio of legal casework.
  • Proven commitment to trade union values and dedication to member service.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organized and competent in identifying priorities, working to deadlines, balancing competing demands, working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to be self reliant and able to work on own initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Representing and/or arranging external representation for ADCU members in need including, for example, licensing applications and appeals as well as employer disputes.
  • Ensuring effective administration of casework including managing all casework to deadlines.
  • Preparing education materials and public presentations to help educate and inform members on their workplace rights and current progress of relevant key cases.
  • Informing public representatives on the current workplace issues faced by our members and making recommendations for reform.
  • Assisting with membership administration.

Remuneration

  • Annual salary of £28,000
  • 26 days paid holidays.
  • Contributory pension.
  • West London base with some flexibility for remote working post pandemic.

About the App Drivers and Couriers Union

The App Drivers & Couriers Unions (ADCU), founded in 2015, has grown rapidly to become the largest trade union for gig workers in Britain today. Our membership, focused on workers in the private hire and courier sector, is distributed nationwide with a sizeable concentration in London. The ADCU is a truly democratic, grass roots trade union serving an overwhelmingly BAME membership base. We are proud to say that our union is 100% funded by member subscriptions. The ADCU has nationwide membership with local branches in London, Birmingham, Northampton, Nottingham, Sheffield and Glasgow. Over the years we have organized multiple high profile actions including strikes, protests and strategic litigation. This year, our union won a landmark worker rights claim against Uber at the UK Supreme Court and is currently involved in further litigation against Uber in the High Court. We have also brought litigation against other industry employers.

To Apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to office@adcu.org.uk

UK Operations Director

The operations director shall be responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of union operations. While setting and deciding on the union's overall policy and strategy won't be within the remit of this position, the job holder will have a broad range of responsibilities in implementing procedures and systems to meet the policies and strategies set by the National Executive Committee as well as responsibilities related to the administrative function of the union and of the organisation efforts of our local and national campaigns. The role will function as a liaison between the union's national steering structures and the union's members. Duties will include answering queries, providing information, devising regular communication activities, maintaining membership records, overseeing and developing IT infrastructure, directing and organising campaigns, and organising resources.

The role will be a full time position.
Flexibility for remote working.

The operations director will be responsible for:
- creating and maintaining systems and procedures to help the union's administrative functions run efficiently and effectively.
- overall oversight, maintenance and development of operations and of the union's IT infrastructure.
- Ensuring the local branches have the resources to run successful campaigns, including the creation and maintenance of lists of key contacts that each branch will require, such as email/phone lists of councillors and civil servants within that branch's area of operation and lists of local press contacts that the branch could/should be sending releases to.
- Identifying the training needs of branch officials and ensuring that skills are developed.
- Ensuring each branch is operating in compliance with the union's rules and with legislation (such as, but not limited to, data protection law and trade union law).

Examples of tasks and duties:
- Maintaining membership databases, ensuring members details are accurate and updated, assigning members to branches, and general membership admin.
- Creating and maintaining mailing lists, member communication activities such as newsletters.
- Dealing with membership issues relating to union dues.
- Investigate and develop automated systems so that regional reps can be better involved in membership admin.
- Create and maintain systems so regional reps can access and communicate with members in their cities.
- Implement a VOIP system which will be central in monitoring and administration of day to day running of office (virtually and physically).
- Implement a CRM system and/or a ticketing system and/or software to handle casework.
- Maintaining and updating the website including SEO and creating digital content for social media.
- Creating campaign literature and posters.
- Explore and set up an in house system for members welcome packs other marketing materials.  
- Working with local branches in the organising of campaign efforts.
- Working with local branches in the mobilisation of members during campaigns.
- Identifying training needs of branch officials and ensuring skills are developed.

Remuneration

- Annual Salary of £28,000
- 26 days paid holidays
- Flexibility for remote working

About the App Drivers and Couriers Union

The App Drivers & Couriers Unions (ADCU), founded in 2015, has grown rapidly to become the largest trade union for gig workers in Britain today. Our membership, focused on workers in the private hire and courier sector, is distributed nationwide with a sizeable concentration in London. The ADCU is a truly democratic, grass roots trade union serving an overwhelmingly BAME membership base. We are proud to say that our union is 100% funded by member subscriptions. The ADCU has nationwide membership with local branches in London, Birmingham, Northampton, Nottingham, Sheffield and Glasgow. Over the years we have organized multiple high profile actions including strikes, protests and strategic litigation. This year, our union won a landmark worker rights claim against Uber at the UK Supreme Court and is currently involved in further litigation against Uber in the High Court. We have also brought litigation against other industry employers.

To Apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to office@adcu.org.uk

Casework Volunteer

Our extremely busy Casework department is on the lookout for enthusiastic, engaged individuals who would like to gain experience in a legal environment.
The post would suit someone with an interest in worker rights and licensing who is looking to increase their legal knowledge and experience.

To Apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to office@adcu.org.uk

Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic social media volunteer to join our Communications and Campaigns team.

You will: create engaging and compelling content for social media, schedule and post content across all platforms (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), help to share what local branches of ADCU does with local press or radio, share your ideas for how we can improve brand engagement through social media.

You can: make a real difference to people’s lives, learn about a range of issues that affect our members (such as employment, debt and licensing issues), build on valuable skills such as communication, listening, marketing and advertising, increase your employability, work with a range of different people, independently and in a team, have a positive impact in your community, have fun with a great group of colleagues.

You don’t need specific qualifications or skills but you’ll need to be friendly and approachable, be non-judgmental and respect views/values/cultures that are different to your own, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have good IT skills and access to your own laptop or computer, be familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, be willing to learn about and follow the App Drivers & Couriers Union aims, principles and policies (including confidentiality and data protection).

We can be flexible about the time spent and how often you volunteer, and we’ll reimburse reasonable expenses too,  so come and talk to us.

To Apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to office@adcu.org.uk

JOIN US

PROTECT YOUr rights and support your fellow drivers by joining adcu today
  • Membership open to all app based private hire drivers and delivery couriers.
  • Have ADCU trade reps attend licensing hearings and appeals with you as well as at disciplinary meetings with employers.
  • Access to legal assistance, advice and defence through our law firm partners.
  • Support and advice in settling employment disputes at ACAS or Employment Tribunal.
  • Access to local and national support networks, plus access to exclusive drivers chat groups.
  • Get regular newsletters sent straight to your inbox to stay up to date with things going on in the industry.
  • Be a part of an active trade union that campaigns and lobbies on behalf of all its members.

Please be aware that we are unable to provide no-cost assistance on issues that predate your membership or on issues that arise within the first 60 days of membership. In these circumstances some charges may apply.

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