Volunteer Engagement Officer (Paid)
Job Title: Volunteer Engagement Officer for the St Albans Westminster Constituency
Responsible to: Campaign Organiser for the St Albans constituency
Salary: £15 ph
Hours: Minimum 20 hours/week paid, with flexibility for evenings and weekends
Location: St Albans Liberal Democrats office (9 Hatfield Road) with flexible working
Closing date: 2nd December 2023
Purpose of the job
Do you want to make the world around you a better place to live? Do you want to see your values making a real difference in peoples’ lives? Do you want to work with the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems to support her high-profile re-election campaign? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this role may be the perfect opportunity for you!
St Albans is a crucial seat for the Liberal Democrats, and must become a stronghold if we are to win it again and help win neighbouring constituencies at the next General Election. This requires a substantial effort – especially over the summer - to grow our volunteer base, and work with our experienced team of activists, district and parish councillors to get Daisy re-elected.
Daisy Cooper MP and the St Albans Liberal Democrats are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated person who can play a key role in building our volunteer infrastructure for our General Election campaign.
You will be calling our members and prospective volunteers to ask how they would like to support Daisy’s re-election efforts, updating our database as you go, matching their skills and motivations to the available roles. This will require strong communication skills, a welcoming attitude, and the confidence to have engaging phone conversations with people.
You will also assist in volunteer onboarding and training processes, keeping in touch with the Campaign Organiser to identify strong volunteers and make sure we are filling capacity gaps.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated by hitting volunteer recruitment targets and will be a natural ‘starter finisher’: someone who enjoys the seeing the process of identifying, recruiting, and onboarding through to a successful completion.
The job will provide the opportunity to build a wide range of highly desirable skills – from stakeholder, and volunteer management to communications – giving the successful applicant a strong platform for career and personal development. You will have access to a large programme of training and resources, as well as coaching and mentoring from a seasoned core team of activists with over 30 years of campaign management experience. This will set you up well for future careers in politics, campaigning and many other fields.
Work with the Campaign Team to agree key targets to build campaigning and organisational capacity – including recruiting volunteers, specialists, leaflet deliverers and poster sites
Support a team of constituency volunteers, and build strong personal relationships with key stakeholders and activists
Contact by phone or in person, members, volunteers and supporters to ask how they can help in the next General Election
Match volunteers to roles, organise introductions and on-boarding process with the relevant stakeholders to successfully mobilise new volunteers
Provide weekly updates on progress to the Campaign Organiser and track key metrics
Ensure that relevant databases are updated and maintained
Any other reasonable duties as required
The following criteria are considered essential:
Strong personal organisation.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to lead, mobilise and manage volunteers.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision; self-motivating and able to manage own workload.
Sympathy with the values and principles of the Liberal Democrats.
Comfortable using Facebook and Office Suite.
The following criteria are considered highly desirable:
Previous involvement with Liberal Democrat campaigns.
Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Starting date: ASAP.
How to apply:
Please read through the job description to learn more about the role before applying and take a few minutes to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Forms (information from which is confidential and not shared with the panel), then proceed with your application.
• A full CV of no more than two pages, with full employment history, and including a telephone number and email address
• A covering letter (no more than one A4 page) setting out why you want the job and how your experience and skills are relevant to it.
• Details of two referees, including one from your current or most recent employer (if applicable).
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We will be reviewing applications as they come in and reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
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