General Election Campaign Officer (Chichester)

8 Feb 2024

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.

 

Job Specification:


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.

 

Key Responsibilities:

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.

Key things we’re after from you:

You know how to get things done

  • You’re hot on deadlines, making sure team members know what tasks they need to do, and at keeping track of a budget.
  • You’ve got experience managing a project with lots of strands.
  • You are good at setting priorities and sticking to them.

You can fire up passionate volunteers.

  • You’ve got the enthusiasm and empathy to motivate our team of activists.
  • You might have experience recruiting, managing or training volunteers.

You’re a wordsmith with an eye for design

  • You can write copy that wins hearts and minds.
  • With sharp attention to detail, you know the difference between a good leaflet and a bad one.
  • A bonus would be experience using desktop publishing tools.

You can multitask with ease

  • You’re organised enough to manage lots of simultaneous demands from volunteers, the rest of the campaign team and the candidate without losing your cool, losing sight of your goals, nor losing your magic touch.
  • Previous experience organising events would be a bonus.

You care enough to get stuck right in

  • You’re invested in our mission to turf out the Conservatives and drive positive change locally and nationally.
  • You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.

 

Extras:

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.

How to apply

Complete application form here:

https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/ChiLDElection?typeform-source=www.google.com 

Closing date: February 23, 2024

Interviews (including task): w/c February 26, 2024

Any questions? Contact Kate O’Kelly, Chichester Campaign Lead (kate4chichester@gmail.com)

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.