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Salary: £36,108.99 (gross and inclusive of London Weighting) per annum (full-time and based on national Labour Party pay scale:26)
Length of Contract: Fixed term to July 2022
Newham Labour Group are seeking a highly motivated, well-organised and experienced campaign organiser fulfil the campaigning requirements for Newham Labour Group as the Mayor and Cllrs gear up for the London local elections in May 2022. The role of Group Campaign Organiser will be to support the campaigning, organising and mobilisation efforts of the Mayor and local councillors in Newham; and support delivery of campaigning and training content via the group’s campaign platform: the Newham Labour Campaign Academy.
Promoting the achievements of the Labour led council administration and the Labour Party amongst local voters and residents in the borough will be the priority focus of the Campaign Organiser working alongside local Labour Party members, CLP officers, the Local Government Committee, Labour Parliamentary Candidates and their agents; and the Labour Assembly Member. The role of the Campaign Organiser will be critical in promoting the achievements of the Labour-led Council and galvanising local support for Labour in the run up to the London local elections on 5th May 2022.
Newham is a young, vibrant and diverse borough shaped by a strong sense of local identity and long tradition of political activism in the local Labour parties. Labour controls the Council, where Labour’s Directly Elected Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and all 60 councillors have been elected on a radical and transformative Labour manifesto which puts community wealth building and inclusive economy strategies right at the top of Labour’s agenda locally to address poverty and inequality, the housing crisis, youth safety and climate emergency.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced organiser, skilled in a variety of campaign, social change and social movement building techniques to work with a dynamic Labour Council leader and Group, in collaboration with local parties, local member so that Labour in Newham builds an authentic people powered and community based support base to initiate positive social change for local residents – in line with the participatory democracy agenda being pursued by the Labour Mayor.
Interviews will be held w/c: 21st June 2021 with a panel comprising of the Mayor of Newham in her role as leader of group, the deputy Mayor, the Group Chair, Group Secretary, Chief Whip, and up to two non-Group executive representatives from the wider Labour group.
Please send a CV and covering letter addressed to the Group Leader, Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz via Shakerul Haque, political assistant to group via: email@example.com.