LME Campaign Coordinator: Job Description
The Labour Movement for Europe (LME) is the pro-EU “socialist society” affiliated to the Labour Party. We are one of 20 societies affiliated to the Labour Party.
We campaigned against Brexit and it is our belief that the UK’s security, prosperity and health is better served within the EU than outside it. We therefore campaign to ensure that the next Labour government negotiates a close relationship with the EU, which will put us on a path to one day rejoining.
We will always believe EU membership is in the UK's best interests and that working across borders is needed to preserve peace, create prosperity, level up workers' rights and tackle issues like climate change, coronavirus and tax avoidance.
Neil Kinnock is our Honorary Chair and Jan Royall, Richard Corbett and Anna Turley are our honorary Vice Presidents. We have an elected Executive Committee and an elected Chair, who are shortly due for re-election.
We are reliant on our members and donors to continue funding our work. Our membership has tripled in the last two years and a major part of this role will be continuing to grow our membership, so that we can have a greater impact.
We raise awareness of the damage that Brexit is having by hosting webinars and physical events, posting on social media, emailing our members and subscribers, attending Labour and trade union conferences and commenting on the news via press releases.
We influence the Labour movement by getting people to sign petitions and participate in our email campaigns to Labour politicians. As an affiliated society, we also organise LME delegates to represent our interests at a CLP and regional party level and can nominate for various internal Labour positions.
We are seeking a Campaign Coordinator to provide organisational, administrative and campaign support to the LME. The role is part-time, with contractual hours equivalent to three days a week and primarily remote working from home.
You will report to our secretary and chair, and have occasional meetings with our executive, but as the only employee, you will primarily be working by yourself and therefore must be self-motivated.
As well as your given tasks, you will be expected to monitor our inbox, produce a fortnightly e-newsletter, update our webpage, maintain our social media accounts with regular postings and generally monitor the news so as to suggest topical petitions and webinars. You will also be responsible for finding opportunities for CLP meetings our executive members can speak at and seeking cost-effective opportunities for the LME to host stalls/fringe events at regional Labour Party conferences and trade union conferences.
Hours: 21 weekly hours. Our preference would be for you to spread them over four or five days, rather than three, but this is open to negotiation between us. You may be required to attend occasional weekend conferences on top of this, for which you will be paid the additional hours you work.
Pay: £20,250 - 22,000+ pro rata, per annum. Salary dependant on experience.
Holiday: During each holiday year, you are entitled to 12 days of paid annual leave, with such entitlement accruing on a pro rata basis, with Bank and Public Holidays to be excluded from and in addition to your 12 days of paid annual leave.
Contract: The role is permanent and self-employed. You will be responsible for your own personal taxation and National Insurance contributions. There will be a three-month probation period.
Place of work: Primarily working remotely from home. However, you will be expected to attend annual Labour Party Conference and occasional regional Labour conferences/trade union conferences on behalf of us, which normally fall on weekends. There is also a possibility of having access to a working desk in central London.
- Monitoring our inbox and dealing with all admin and correspondence
- Producing and sending newsletter emails to our members, subscribers and other groups using Mailchimp
- Writing petitions, email campaigns and press releases
- Managing and posting on our three social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- Organising our Zoom webinars and physical events for the public, including an event at Labour’s annual Conference and our stalls/fringe events we run at regional Labour conferences/trade union conferences
- Organising our parliamentary and executive meetings and AGM
- Managing our website using Nationbuilder
Essential Skills and experience
- Excellent written and communication skills (you will need to be able to communicate effectively to different stakeholders in a range of formats e.g. our members/subscribers via email, the public via social media, Labour MPs offices via phone etc)
- Be self-motivated and proactive in seizing opportunities for the LME e.g. spotting opportunities for topical petitions and webinars and conferences the LME could attend
- Knowledgeable about Brexit, Labour Party politics and keep up to date with the news
- Sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the Labour Party and the Labour Movement for Europe
- Good political sense and good customer relation skills
- Good IT skills
- Writing (e.g. journalism, campaign materials, academic, blogging, etc)
- Social media (either as yourself or on behalf of an organisation)
- Organising virtual and physical events
- Campaigning e.g. within your CLP, at local and national elections or as part of cross-party campaign groups, charities etc
- Mailchimp – emailing our members/subscribers, Labour councillors, Pro-EU groups
- Photoshop/Illustrator – creating basic graphics for social media and political literature for conferences
- Video Editing – clipping quotes from politicians and posting them on social media
- Knowledge of Zoom – used to host our public and private virtual meetings
- Nationbuilder – used to host/update our website
Tuesday, March 1st, midnight.
Interviews to be held online in the week of Monday the 7th of March - Friday, the 11th.
Applicants should send their CV (max 2 sides), a one page covering letter, and three suggested social media posts that you think would be suitable for us to post on our Twitter or Facebook pages, in MS Word format, to [email protected] with the subject heading ‘LME Campaign Coordinator – Full name’