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Work for Tim

We're recruiting a Campaigns and Youth Project Assistant to work in Westmorland and Lonsdale. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of Tim Farron MP's work with young people throughout the constituency. They'll also help provide practical campaigns support to Tim and the local party including media work, literature production and delivery.

Apply to Tina Becker at tina@timfarron.co.uk with no more than 2 page CV and 1 page covering letter stating specifically how your experience and skills match the job description and person specification. Interviews will be held on 24th August from 10am onwards in Kendal.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Job description

Purpose of the job: To be responsible for the development of the MP's work with young people throughout the constituency, developing their political awareness of the importance of the Liberal Democrats, and to assist with the provision of practical campaigns support to the MP and local party including media work, literature production and delivery.

  • To develop the MP's work with young people throughout the constituency by organising a series of events and activities and to encourage the participation of new young party members in constituency work.

  • To use social media and other forms of communication to develop youth involvement in the local party and to increase support for Liberal Democrat policies.

  • To be creative in encouraging youth participation in current affairs, politics and a wider understanding of society, and the importance of involvement in politics - particularly the Liberal Democrats.

  • To assist with the organisation, printing and delivery of publicity material for the MP and the local party.

  • Instigate and support practical ways of ensuring constituency-wide involvement of volunteers, particularly younger members with the party. This includes exploring and using the talents of councillors and key party members.

  • To encourage awareness and use of Kendal and South Westmorland Liberal Club.

  • To undertake training and engage in opportunities to develop a portfolio of personal skills and experience.

  • To undertake such other duties as the line manger may require to further effective communication, campaigning and organisation in the Constituency.

The line manager for this post will be the Campaigns Officer on behalf of the MP and local party. The post holder will be expected to report back regularly to the Chair of the Kendal and South Westmorland Liberal Club on a regular basis.

Normal place of work: W&LLD office, Kendal
Type: Temporary, full time (37.5 hours per week)
Duration: 1 September to 30 June, flexible
Basic salary: £17,004 pro rata

Person specification


Experience of working in a political environment


Experience of political campaigning with the Liberal Democrats


Experience of working with volunteers/in a voluntary organisation


Experience of working with or alongside young people


Good understanding of media communications that are particularly relevant to those under 30



Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure


Good written and verbal communication skills


Ability to create and sustain a positive working relationship with the MP and external bodies that generates confidence, respect, credibility and trust


Ability to work independently, prioritise and complete tasks


Ability to work within a political context


Good level of computer literacy including e-mail, internet and desktop publishing.


Ability to work as part of a team


Ability to be creative



No minimum formal educational qualification

Energy and commitment


Ability to work flexible hours


Attitudes and values broadly in line with those of the Liberal Democrat party


Driving licence and use of car


D = Desirable E = Essential