Work for Us - Communications and Campaigns Assistant
Working for: South Cambs Liberal Democrats
Location: Remote but requires regular attendance for meetings in South Cambridgeshire
Salary: £17,576 per annum (pro-rated for part time hours)
Hours: Part-Time, 2.5 days or 20 hours a week - these can be worked flexibly based on role & party requirements
South Cambs LibDems are looking to recruit a proactive, enthusiastic Communications and Campaigns assistant to support local councillors and the local party. You will be joining our team at a particularly exciting time as we have just won control of the District Council for the next 4 years and will be helping us promote, share and drive our plans forward.
One of the key focuses of this role is to help with the organisation of communications for the council groups and local party. It will primarily involve getting content from various councillor and local party groups and then distributing it in various ways. It will also involve helping to enable councillors and ward teams to campaign effectively by providing efficient database support. Many of the roles below are currently being undertaken by volunteers within the local party so any successful applicant will have support whilst learning.
We are looking for someone with the right attitude with a willingness to learn not necessarily someone with experience in these skill areas though an aptitude for social media would be a great bonus!
Get content from individual councillors on things they have been doing
Ensure local ward pages are updated at least monthly
Send differentiated monthly newsletter emails to supporters
Create event pages on Website
Send weekly emails to members with details of events
Maintain database of emailable people ensuring reconciliation with our member database
Ensure regular updates on SCLibDem facebook page and twitter
Advertise specific content to further campaign goals
Ensure cross posting between councillor pages and party page.
Assist councillors to set up/increase their own local social media presence
Assist with press releases and work with councillors to ensure coverage of our successes.
Help with creating bank of stock images of councillors for use in press
Help to proactively create press coverage on council priority issues
Help produce 6 campaign literature pieces per year for each ward under consultation with local campaigners
Monitor councillor performance various expectations on campaigning
Ensure all data is entered into member database
- Highly organised
- Pro-active, self starter with enthusiasm and drive
- Ability to work on their own tasks with minimal direction
- Ability to meet deadlines and encourage others to do so.
- Good communication skills and ability to write in a variety of different styles for different channels
- Familiarity with communication on social media – primarily Facebook & Twitter
- An interest in politics
Nice to have/things to learn
- Experience with desktop publishing applications
- Experience with website builders (WYSIWYG)
- Experience with photo editing and video editing software
- Comfortable with data & analytical tasks
How to Apply:
Email us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to apply for this role and why you'd be an ideal candidate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline 23rd November 2018.