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Reference: 80178

Date Added: 8 September 2021
Closing Date: 26 September 2021

Job Title: Campaign Organiser / Communication Officer

Working For: Cambridge Labour Party / MP

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £27,581 including Fixed Sum Allowance

Length of Contract: Initially until 2nd June 2023

Job Details

The position is Campaign Organiser - Cambridge Labour Party (4 days a week) and Communications Officer - Daniel Zeichner MP (1 day a week)

Cambridge Labour Party aim of One Cambridge Fair for All has helped win Cambridge City Council, jointly running Cambridgeshire County Council, a Labour Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and a Labour MP

Key Responsibilities include
Campaign Organiser

  • Lead and organise Cambridge Labour as a campaigning organisation for all elections
  • Work with the Labour leaders and Cambridge Labour Party to develop and deliver the agreed campaign strategies and level of activity
  • Plan and project manage campaigns and elections to maximise the effectiveness of Cambridge Labour Party within the agreed budget
  • Ensure that the Party’s campaigning messages are effectively communicated by canvassing, regular newsletters, website updates and social media etc
  • Work closely with Cambridge and Branch Officers and with councillors, candidates, activists and volunteers to motivate and organise a strong campaigning team within wards including a high level of direct contact with electors.
  • To provide training to members on election techniques, production of newsletters, voter id (doorstep / phone), registration and postal votes.
  • Ensure regular newsletters are delivered including the design of templates and where necessary providing content to support campaign priorities
  • Create a strong working relationship with the Labour groups, Combined Authority Mayor and the MP to ensure campaigns reflect their priorities.
  • Manage the campaigning activities within the central Labour Party office to ensure production of newsletters and direct mail 
  • To be the agent for all elections in Cambridge

Full Job Description www.cambridgelabour.org.uk/campaign-organiser/

Communication Officer

  • Organise events in the constituency to discuss issues of concern with residents
  • Update and maintain MP’s website
  • Write columns for newspapers and press releases about parliamentary issues
  • Publicise the MP's parliamentary duties
  • Attend MP's surgeries and other meetings as appropriate
  • Research local issues to support the MPs work
  • Respond to constituents’ letters/emails on policy issues

Closing Date: 26 September 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interview Date Saturday 2nd October. Start date will be as soon as possible.

Application Details

Applications should consist of a one page covering letter and a comprehensive CV.

Applications should be sent to application@cambridgelabour.org.uk

For an informal discussion please contact CLP Chair Mike Sargeant on 07952 533251 mikesargeant@ntlworld.com

Website: https://www.cambridgelabour.org.uk/

Additional Notes