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

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