Job Title: General Election Campaign Officer
Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per annum (depending on experience).
Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week). Exceptional part-time applications will be considered. Evening and weekend working will be required, especially as the General Election draws closer.
Tenure: Fixed term until the next General Election
Location: Chichester (Campaign HQ office - Richard Cobden House, Lion Street PO19). Travel across the constituency will be required.
Chichester Liberal Democrats are looking for a dynamic Campaign Officer to drive their General Election campaign in the Chichester parliamentary seat (currently held by the Conservatives).
In the May 2023 local elections, the Liberal Democrats swept the board, taking 25 out of 36 seats on Chichester District Council and reducing the Conservatives, who had run the Council for generations, to just five seats.
As well as firmly establishing the Liberal Democrats as the leading party in local government in the area, the May results demonstrated the party’s ability to make powerful electoral gains across the Chichester region on the back of sustained campaigning efforts. We are now putting together the team to build on that success at the General Election. Working directly to our campaign lead, the Campaign Officer will be the lynch-pin of that team.
Project manage the campaign
You’ll make sure our Campaign Plan in Chichester is delivered on-time and in-budget, working closely with our campaign team and activists. You’ll run a tight ship.
Produce hard-hitting campaign communications
You’ll help craft powerful leaflets, letters, emails and press releases to inspire voters, donors and supporters. You don’t need extensive graphic design experience - you’ll work from templates and we can train you up to design leaflets from scratch too. You’ll also co-ordinate the printing and distribution of campaign leaflets.
Get the message out
You’ll help plan and manage a rigorous schedule of campaign activity to get the message out to voters across every corner of Chichester. This’ll involve organising doorstep canvassing, leaflet delivery, mass telephoning to voters and more - all powered by our volunteers.
Power-up our team of activists
You’ll run training to arm our volunteers with the skills, tips and tricks they need to make an impact when meeting voters on the doorsteps. You’ll work with our campaign leads to recruit talented and committed new activists.
Provide data-driven campaign advice
Drawing on insights from local surveys, opinion polling and your sharp political antennae, you’ll inject your advice into the campaign to help make the decisions we need to win.
You know how to get things done
You can fire up passionate volunteers.
You’re a wordsmith with an eye for design
You can multitask with ease
You care enough to get stuck right in
Networking: Meet and learn from ambitious campaigners from across the country, including MPs and fellow campaign staffers.
Have a real say: Your voice will have a huge bearing on the shape of the campaign.
Change lives: Make a difference to Chichester and to our country’s future by doing what you do best!
Helping the local party in other ways: You may also be called on to carry out other duties for the local party as set by your line manager.
Complete application form here:
Closing date: February 23, 2024
Interviews (including task): w/c February 26, 2024
Any questions? Contact Kate O’Kelly, Chichester Campaign Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please take a few minutes to complete our Equality and diversity forms: https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/uvRCaZ2K?typeform-source=www.google.com then proceed with your application.
We will be reviewing applications as they come in and reserve the right toappoint 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.
We will not notify applicants if their application has been unsuccessful at shortlisting stage.
The Party believes it is essential to foster equity, equality, diversity 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.