Job Title:                   Local Organiser

Responsible to:       Regional Director and Designated CLP Officers

Location:                   Batley and Spen

Key purpose:            The Local Organiser will be responsible for ensuring effective campaign organisation working towards Elections

Salary                         £26,454.29 – £27,581.29 pro rata fixed term contract until 27 May 2022

Hours                   Full time (Including some evenings and weekends)

Closing date        17th December 2021

Applications to:     Send CV and one page covering letter setting out why you believe you are suitable to yorkshire@labour.org.uk (Please title email ‘Batley and  Spen organiser’ in the subject field) 

Start date:           ASAP

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To work with the relevant stakeholders to motivate and organise the members in preparation of the 2022 local elections.
  • To lead and organise campaigning activity.
  • To work with the Regional Office where appropriate.
  • To provide training to members on election techniques, production of newsletters, voter i/d (doorstep and telephone), registration and postal votes.
  • To identify campaign leaders and provide training and support to campaign leaders and members on organising and campaigning.
  • To develop local fundraising and fundraising schemes to ensure the CLPs in the area have adequate funding to organise, campaign and contest elections.
  • To develop communications systems with branches, members and other units of the party and affiliated organisations in the area to promote Labour Party achievements and Party activities;
  • To work with candidates, elected representatives and local parties to identify, develop, motivate and organise members and supporters.
  • To Plan and organise local policy forums and carry out policy and public engagement visits and events when required.
  • Building up membership and membership activity in the constituency in line with the Party’s aims and objectives.
  • To report on the level of all activity, organisation and the effective operation of Labour Party rules in the area to the relevant officers where appropriate.
  • Support social media campaigning to increase our digital presence and ability to campaign on line; developing communications systems with branches, members and other units of the party and affiliated organisations to promote Labour Party achievements and Labour Party activities.

Person Specification

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Labour Party organisation at branch, constituency and regional level.
  • Knowledge of campaigning techniques.
  • Knowledge of running fundraising schemes.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and campaigning techniques.

Experience

  • Experience of being involved in a campaign.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • Experience of working on own initiative.
  • Experience of fundraising.

Skills

(a)        Communication Skills including:

  • Ability to communicate concisely both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to use DTP packages to produce leaflets.
  • Ability to work with and lead a wide range of people.
  • Ability to motivate people.
  • Ability to draft newsletters.
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to train candidates and councilors on social media.

(b)        Organising skills including:

  • Ability to organise recruitment and retention activities.
  • Ability to organise events, such as training events.
  • Ability to organise a group of volunteers.
  • Ability to organise an election campaign.

(c)        Administrative skills including:

  • Ability to use a basic WP package.
  • Ability to run a well-organised office.

(d)         Other

  • A driver’s license is desirable.

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The Labour Party values equality and diversity and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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