Job role: assistant campaign coordinator
The LI assistant campaign co-ordinator is a key role for a CLP such as LI, whose members are spread across the globe. It requires someone who is committed, reliable, strategic and able to carry the respect of everyone working in the CLP and has regular access to online resources and tools.
There are three key aims:
- Ensure that LI can play an effective role in campaigning for a Labour government
- Building LI into an effective campaigning CLP by maximising opportunities for LI members to get actively involved in a range of campaigning activities, to make sure that LI members are supported, involved and engaged
- Building links with UK based CLP’s members can get involved with.
- Together with LI equality officers help to develop campaign resources that can be targeted at youth, women, BAME members and LGBT and disabled members.
- Together with the LIEC co-chair/campaign co-ordinator put together a campaign plan that should focus on the next set of elections but also look towards the one after as well, building upon existing relationships across the Labour movement including Labour Party HQ, Trade Unions and affiliates, and Registered and Affiliated Supporters.
- Together with the LI chair but also with other LIEC role holders, to have a strategic oversight of campaigns being delivered by LIEC in order to ensure that campaigns are effective, co-ordinated, affordable, legal and strategic, and to report back to LIEC and members on a regular basis.
- Use community organising techniques in order to build campaigns that increases LI’s capacity to campaign. This involved motivating members, supporters and volunteers and developing the capacity/organisational ability on the ground.
- Maximise support for the Labour Party across the full geographical range of LI, reaching UK citizens living abroad.
- Identifying talent in others, encouraging and supporting those who want to get involved. This includes identifying training opportunities and requirements.
- Develop twinning opportunities between LI and UK based CLP’s and assist LI members who are able to develop these, including returning to the UK to campaign.
- Help manage the campaign for LP victory 2018 Facebook page, including encouraging the development of campaign resources and cataloguing them so that they are easily accessible for LI member use.
- Co-ordinate the use of online campaigning opportunities including Facebook, Twitter and other online tools.
- Actively investigate access to phone banking opportunities for LI members
- Work to ensure that members of LI are not subjected to harassment or abuse within LI and the LP as a whole, including at branch and group meetings and online.
The role of LI Assistant Campaign Co-ordinator is all about building an effective campaign team and motivating volunteers; you shouldn’t need to do everything yourself, but oversee the delivery of the campaign. As an assistant Campaign Co-ordinator, you will help organise and manage of all the component strands associated with your campaign. You can choose how to focus your role and what to make your priority depending on what sort of activities that local members want to see and what is in the LI campaign plan. Your role could include:
- Encouraging members to write, develop or access campaign leaflets and develop innovative camapaign activities.
- Let members know about opportunities to get involved in the campaign and important tasks and deadlines coming up soon.
- Developing resources and recruiting volunteers for a voter registration campaign
- Encourage branches to include campaigning as a regular item on branch meeting agendas and offer support to them. This would of course include delegating work to branches.
- Organise regular zoom meetings to discuss progress and share ideas.
- Doing a skills audit or survey to find out how members can help and what aspect of the campaign they’re interested in getting involved with.
- Establish a ‘twinning’ system with UK based CLP’s.
- Consider recruiting branch captains or buddies woh can act as campaign co-ordinators at branch level.
- Set up an LI campaign forum
- Work with the LIEC education, training and information officer to encourage members women to become more involved in LI and in community activity.
- Good communication skills
- Ability to represent LI to the Labour Party centrally and secure support for LI initiatives.
- Regular access to the internet and ssocial media and able to use or willing to learn to use Zoom online videoconferencing
- A good understanding of the campaign technology tools or a willingness to learn, including social media
- A good understanding of and willingness to embrace community organising techniques.
As assistant campaign Officer, you need to be:
- Friendly and approachable
- Willing to work as part of a team
- The ability to motivate and persuade
- Have leadership skills but also the ability to delegate, develop and create a team.
Lines of Communication
Yo will be a voting member of the Labour International Co-ordinating Committee (LIEC) and would be required to attend LIEC and All Members meetings. You will work closley with the LIEC chair.
Approximately 5 hours a month but this will increase considerably during General Election or other campaigns.
You will be at the forefront of increasing the involvement of members in LI and the Labour Party as a whole. So how you choose to develop it will be up to you in negotiation with LIEC and members.
How to Apply
Please write a personal statement of 150 words stating the skills you can bring pointing out how you would develop this new role.
This role is open to job share.