Apply to be Labour's Borough Organiser in the London Borough of Brent

The Borough Organiser will be responsible for all aspects of Labour Party organisation within Brent. The post holder will be responsible for building and maintaining activity; establishing an effective election and campaign organisation ahead of the 2018 local elections.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To work with the Brent Labour Group, Labour councillors, MPs, assembly members and Labour MEPs to motivate and organise the members in preparation for the 2018 local elections.

  • To lead and organise campaigning activity as determined by the LCF and Labour Group.

  • To develop a programme of doorstep canvassing and literature delivery in conjunction with councillors and members.

  • To work with the relevant Regional Organiser and Regional Communications Officer where appropriate.

  • To provide training to members on election techniques, production of newsletters, voter i/d (doorstep and telephone), registration and postal votes and any other training as required.

  • To identify campaign leaders and provide training and support to campaign leaders and members on organising and campaigning.

  • To develop local fundraising schemes to ensure the CLPs have adequate funding to organise, campaign and contest elections, and make agreed contributions towards any employment costs.

  • To develop communications systems with branches, members and other units of the party and affiliated organisations in the area to promote Labour's achievements and Party activities;

  • To work with candidates, elected representatives and local parties to identify, develop, motivate and organise members and supporters.

  • To Plan and organise local policy forums and carry out Shadow Cabinet policy and public engagement visits and events when required.

  • Building up membership and membership activity in the constituency in line with the Party's aims and objectives.

  • To report on the level of all activity, organisation and the effective operation of Party rules in the area to the relevant Regional Organiser or the Regional Director where appropriate.

    See below the person specification:

    Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Labour Party organisation at branch, constituency and regional level.

  • Knowledge of the Labour Party rule book.

  • Knowledge of campaigning techniques.

  • Knowledge of running fundraising schemes.

  • Knowledge of, and ability to contribute to, the process of campaign strategy development.

    Experience

  • Experience working as an Organiser, or other relevant role, or of Labour activism.

  • Experience of working with volunteers.

  • Experience of working on own initiative.

  • Experience of fundraising.

    Skills

    (a) Communication Skills including:

  • Ability to communicate concisely both verbally and in written form.

  • Ability to use DTP packages to produce leaflets.

  • Ability to work with and lead a wide range of people.

  • Ability to motivate people.

  • Ability to draft newsletters, outcards and other election literature

  • Ability to use social media to promote the work of the Labour Group

  • Ability to use Nationbuilder, or familiarity with Content Management Systems

    (b) Organising skills including:

  • Ability to organise recruitment and retention activities.

  • Ability to organise events, such as training events.

  • Ability to organize and motivate a group of volunteers.

  • Ability to organise an election campaign.

  • Ability to work towards key metrics such as voter contact targets

    (c) Administrative skills including:

  • Ability to use a basic WP package.

  • Ability to run a well-organised office.

    (d) Other

  • A driver’s license is desirable. Ability to maintain impartiality within the Labour Group and exercise discretion.

 

Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to Cllr Muhammed Butt at cllrbutt@gmail.com.

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