The TPA is hiring!

January 31, 2014 10:19 AM

We are seeking to recruit a National Grassroots Coordinator to oversee our growing network of activists across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A full-time post based out of the TPA's Westminster office, the job will involve carrying out the following duties:

    • Liaising with volunteer activists to help organise action days around the country, which involve raising public awareness of issues through - amongst other things - petitions, demonstrations, leafleting and photo opportunities for the media. The events either involve locally-based activists identifying an issue to pursue, eg opposing a council tax rise or a parking charge hike, or taking national TPA campaigns, eg Stamp Out Stamp Duty or Mash Beer Tax, 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.


    • Establishing and overseeing the TPA Action Team - a pool of younger activists with a limited amount of time to spare who want to get involved in TPA campaigns.


    • Liaising with local and regional media to promote TPA campaigns.


    • Acting as a TPA spokesman in the media, as required.


    • Speaking to student, community and other 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.


    • Maintaining the grassroots section of the TPA website and assisting with the promotion of the TPA’s campaigns through social media.


    • Generally assisting in the promotion of the TPA's campaigns as required.

The successful candidate should have the following qualities and abilities:

    • 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


    • Good IT skills and a familiarity with social media


    • A willingness to travel to events around Britain (for which travel expenses will of course be covered)


    • A good grasp of British geography


    • A willingness and ability to learn quickly and respond to a variety of different situations


    • An understanding of, a sympathy for, and a desire to promote the TPA's aims and values

Salary negotiable, depending on experience.

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 17th February

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Emma Bennett via

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