Campaign Organiser - East Dunbartonshire


Job Title: Campaigns Organiser

Working For: Jo Swinson MP and East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats

Location: Local Party Office, Bishopbriggs

Salary: £18,500 - £24,500 per annum (dependent on experience)

Full-time: 37.5 hours per week, some evening and weekend work required

Closing Date: 12noon Thursday 9 May 2019

Interviews: w/c 13 May 2019

Start Date: ASAP

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join the Scottish Liberal Democrats in the post of Campaign Organiser. Based within the party office of East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrats, this post will make a key contribution to how Jo Swinson MP and the Liberal Democrat Council group of six councillors are able to communicate effectively with their constituents.

The office location is in Bishopbriggs within easy reach of Glasgow, with excellent train and bus services.

The successful applicant will be well-organised, with a keen interest in politics and campaigning.  At this stage in the electoral cycle the primary focus is building the local volunteer network, so strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others are important.  The organiser will need a high standard of IT literacy to maintain records on the party’s databases, produce effective campaign literature and develop targeted online messages through email and Facebook.  The post-holder will be expected to establish positive working relationships across a range of key individuals, groups and stakeholders. 

This role operates on a full-time basis, with some evening and weekend working, for which time off in lieu will be available. We are happy to discuss flexible working options.  The post is offered initially on a 12-month contract basis, with a probationary period of 3 months.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants are required to complete a CV and covering letter, and indicate the name of two referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer. Please note that these referees may be contacted without permission unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise.

Your application should explain why you have the energy, skills, understanding of political campaigning and any other relevant experience to make a real difference in the post.

Applications should be sent to John Coggins on jr.coggins@btinternet.com with the reference ‘Application for Campaign Organiser: East Dunbartonshire’ in the subject line.

Informal enquiries may be made in the first instance by telephone to Katy Gordon on 07799 060921 or by email to katy@katygordon.f2s.com

Applicants are advised to read the full job description here.


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