Campaigns Manager (South East)

7 Mar 2024


Job Title: Campaigns Manager (South East)

Responsible to: Head of Campaigns & Elections (UK)

Salary: £29,000 - £34,000 per annum 

Benefit: 3% Employer’s Pension Contribution

Tenure: Fixed term until next General Election +2 months 

Hours: Full time 

Location: Home based, with travel around the South East


Purpose of job

To deliver election success in priority areas across the South East, with a clear objective of putting “more gold on the map” – be it Lib Dem MPs, MSPs, Lib Dem-led Councils and Lib Dem councillors.

Key Responsibilities

  • As directed by your Head of Campaigns & Elections (UK), deliver the party’s agreed seat support programme to develop the skills of volunteers and staff, build party capacity, and win elections;
  • As directed by your Head of Campaigns & Elections (UK), deliver targeted wins in strategically important elections – directly managing campaigns where needed;
  • Increase the take up of national campaigns and messages that grow the Liberal Democrat brand and movement;
  • Undertake personal development with the long-term ambition of becoming a recognised expert in a particular field of party campaigning;
  • Ensure good communications and relationships between the Campaigns & Election Directorate and key stakeholders – including the South East Regional Party, candidates, local parties and campaign teams.



We are looking for a strong campaigner who can deliver campaign and election success for the Liberal Democrats.

The heart of this role is working closely with local staff and volunteers to support the development of local campaigning in key areas through our seat support programme.

You’ll be a confident person, with strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships. You’ll be a person at ease with the latest online and offline campaign techniques. 

Ideally you will have been part of multiple successful election campaigns and will have a strong understanding of what it takes to win.

You will be able to demonstrate a record of election, fundraising and capacity-building success, with an instinctive sense of what makes an effective political message. You will have sound political judgement, an in-depth understanding of voters, and will know what it takes for candidates to cross the winning line.

You will be well organised and able to work without supervision in a challenging environment.  A good temperament that allows you to deal with the unexpected is a must. You will need strong leadership and communications skills, and must also show a willingness to innovate, experiment, and share best practice.

This role will suit someone who enjoys variety in their work and working with teams with differing needs and levels of development. 


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Campaign management experience
  • Strong political messaging, graphic design in the political context 
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to inspire and develop the skills of volunteers and staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A clear understanding of how to engage with members and voters
  • Confidence with data, CRM and digital campaign tools
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • A full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Sympathy with the aims and values of the Liberal Democrats 


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience of management, including remote management
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Experience of using Fleet, Connect, Targeted Email and Affinity Publisher
  • Experience of delivering training, coaching and mentoring
  • An understanding of the politics of South East England


How to apply:

Please fully read through the requirements of the job  before applying and take a few minutes to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring form here: then proceed with your application.  

  • A full CV of no more than two pages and including a telephone number and email address
  • A covering letter (no more than one A4 page) setting out why you want the job and how your experience and skills are relevant to it 

To be considered for this position, please submit your application to 

We will be reviewing applications as they come in and reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

Please note: We will not be able to employ you if you are not eligible to work in the UK. We will not be able to obtain a work permit on your behalf.

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

Please let us have details of your current salary and two referees including one from your current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know.

 We will not notify applicants if their application has been unsuccessful at shortlisting stage.

The  Party  believes  it  is  essential  to  foster  equity,  equality,  diversion  and  inclusion  within  our workforce.  We  want  our employees  to  thrive  in  an  environment  where  everyone  is  welcome and  supported  to  achieve  their  potential.  It  is  important  to  celebrate  what  makes  us  unique  and that  you  feel  valued,  appreciated  and  free  to  be  who  you  are.



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