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Reference: 84678

Date Added: 21 June 2022
Closing Date: 17 July 2022

Job Title: Volunteers Organiser

Working For: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Liberal Democrats

Location: Cambridge (potential for home working within Cambridgeshire)

Salary: Up to £23,000 p.a. (depending on experience)

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Lib Dems are seeking a Volunteers Organiser to help further build our volunteer campaign organisation that has delivered brilliant results in local and national elections in recent years.

Since taking control of South Cambs District Council in 2018, Cambridgeshire Lib Dems have had a consistent run of success: coming within 3,000 votes of taking the South Cambs constituency in the 2019 General Election, taking the leadership of Cambridgeshire County Council in a joint administration in 2021, and in 2022, making the gains to take the leadership of Huntingdonshire District Council in a joint administration, and making further gains in South Cambs to hold 37 of the 45 District Council seats.

The Volunteers Organiser role is a fantastic opportunity to lead the work of building the infrastructure and organisation necessary to make further gains in East Cambridgeshire District Council elections in 2023 as well as elect at least one Lib Dem MP in Cambridgeshire at the next General Election.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced person who is motivated and keen to see the Liberal Democrats succeed.

Job Description:

  • Building campaigning and organisational capacity – including recruiting members, activists and poster sites.
  • Maintaining relevant databases e.g. deliverers, poster sites, etc.
  • Organising events e.g. campaign “action days” of volunteer activity, social events, etc.
  • As required, maintaining and updating social media, website and other digital infrastructure
  • Identifying needs for and the organising of volunteer training
  • Identifying opportunities and developing plans for enhancing volunteer engagement / activation
  • Co-ordinating with Local Party Membership Development Officers on the above activities

The following criteria are considered essential:

  • Excellent personal organisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, self-motivating and able manage own workload
  • A commitment to Liberal Democrat values

The following criteria are considered desirable:

  • Experience of working with / organising volunteers, in politics or in the charity sector
  • Experience of delivering effective Lib Dem campaigns
  • Familiarity with current issues within UK politics and/or Cambridgeshire

Closing Date: 17 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Starting date: ASAP
Applicants are encouraged to apply early as we may apoint prior to the closing date.

Application Details

To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter describing your suitability to Ian Sollom at iansollom.libdem@gmail.com

For further information about the role or the county please contact Ian Sollom on 07722 065475.

Applicants are encouraged to inform us if any reasonable adjustments are needed to be made during any part of the recruitment process.

Please provide two referees including one from your or most recent current employer – if you would prefer us not to contact them until a later stage of the selection process, please let us know.

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

Additional Notes