Job Title: Organiser (minimum part time - negotiable)
Working for: West Berkshire and Newbury Liberal Democrats
Location: Thatcham, Berkshire
Salary: equivalent to £22,000 per annum pro rata (negotiable).
Closing Date: 21 February 2020
The Local Party is in an exciting period of growth. Newbury is a Tory-facing constituency, where the Liberal Democrats are the main opposition. In 2015 we were left with only 4 Councillors on West Berkshire Council (WBC), but 2019 saw us win 16 out of the 43 seats on WBC and increase our vote share in the General Election by 9%, with a 7.5% swing to us from the Tories. With a Local Party membership of 600+, we need to capitalise on these recent successes in order to challenge for the Parliamentary seat of Newbury, which we held from 1993 to 2005.
We are looking to recruit an Organiser on a permanent basis to see us through until at least the next Local Elections in 2023, when we plan to regain control of WBC. The post is 3-5 days / 22.5-40 hours a week.
We are looking for an experienced campaigner, who will be able to provide first class support and resources to our Councillors, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate and members, to ensure that we are ready to campaign and win at the next General and Local Elections.
The job is based in Thatcham and the post holder will report into the Local Party’s Campaign Coordination Group. Training will be provided as appropriate.
Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to attend an interview in Thatcham at a time to be arranged.
The applicant must be able to start in Spring 2020.
Please email Sarah Lowes, Local Party Vice Chair for an application pack: email@example.com