Campaigns Organiser - Cotswold Liberal Democrats

Job title: Campaigns Organiser

Location: Cirencester

Working hours: 37.5 hours a week

Reports to: Cotswold Liberal Democrat Campaign Chair

Employment type: 6 month fixed term contract - PAYE

Salary: £20,000 pa

Start date: 04/01/2021

To apply email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 4 December 2020

Interview/Start Dates

We may appoint before the closing date. This is initially a six-month fixed term contract.

Job description

The Cotswold Liberal Democrats have been one of the most successful and resilient Lib Dem local parties over the past decade.

We’ve got an energetic, enthusiastic and competent team who’ve driven winning electoral campaigns culminating in May 2019 where we took control of Cotswold District Council from the Conservatives for the first time. We’re looking to build on that success!

As our organiser you’ll be an integral part of our team as we seek to gain control of Gloucestershire County Council in the local elections in May 2020.

Our organiser needs to be outgoing, organised, versatile and have a passion for political campaigning. The election campaign will be intense and demanding but we promise you’ll have fun and make friends.

You will be working with our candidates to boost their profile through regular door to door literature, you’ll lead activists during canvassing sessions in our towns and villages in order to understand their issues and their voting intention. You’ll also take a lead on digital campaigning which has become even more important with the COVID-19 pandemic.

If this sounds like the role for you then please send a short covering letter and CV to the email address listed above.

Essential requirements, qualifications, skills and abilities:

Qualifications
5 GCSEs (A*-C) or equivalent

Experience
Political campaigns experience preferred 

Basic understanding of desktop publishing software e.g. PagePlus, Affinity Publisher, Adobe InDesign

Skills 
Good level of IT skills particularly around artworking literature
Communicates effectively at all levels (excellent verbal and written skills)
Ability to build effective working relationships
Is proactive/self-motivated and enthusiastic
Willingness to work flexibly
Politically sensitive and aware
Ability to persuade and negotiate to get tasks completed
Full driving licence

Special conditions:

Will need to attend meetings/events outside of office hours as required

Expected to work reasonable additional hours in line with the needs of the campaign