Campaign Manager (Grassroots) - Closed

  • Job Title: Campaign Manager (Grassroots)
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience
  • Closing Date: 22 July 2016

Job Details

The TaxPayers' Alliance, Britain's independent grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste, is seeking to recruit a Campaign Manager (Grassroots) to manage and grow its network of activists across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This job will involve:

  • Liaising with volunteer activists to help organise action days around the country, which involve raising public awareness of issues through - amongst other things - petitions, leafleting and creating photo opportunities for the media. The events either involve locally-based activists identifying an issue to pursue or taking national TPA campaigns to a grassroots audience
  • Helping existing TPA activists to grow their branches and working with TPA supporters to help build new branches by identifying and recruiting new local activists
  • Liaising with local and regional media to promote TPA campaigns
  • Acting as a TPA spokesman in local media, as required
  • Speaking to community, business and student groups about the TPA's work, as required, and promoting collaborative campaigns on issues where our interests coincide
  • Maintaining and improving the TPA supporter database
  • Responding to enquiries from supporters and members of the public
  • Assisting with the promotion of the TPA’s campaigns through social media

The successful candidate should have the following qualities and abilities:

  • An understanding of, a sympathy for, and a desire to promote the TPA's aims and values
  • A demonstrable passion for campaigning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of dealing with volunteers, preferably in a campaigning capacity
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate events
  • Excellent written English, for the writing/editing of press releases and blog posts etc
  • Very good IT skills and experience using social media
  • Experience using Nationbuilder or other web content management systems is preferable
  • A willingness to travel to events around Britain (for which travel expenses will be covered)
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is preferable
  • A good grasp of British geography
  • A willingness and ability to learn quickly and respond to a variety of different situations

Interview/Start Dates:

Interviews will take place throughout July up until the closing date, with the intended start date being as soon as is practicable.

Application Details:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to John O'Connell at john.oconnell@taxpayersalliance.com.

We may not be able to reply to all applicants, and we may make a decision before the closing date.

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