Role: Membership and Campaigns Coordinator, Wales
Salary: £25,000 pro rata
Hours: Part time – 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)
Job type: 12 month fixed term contract in the first instance
Location: Home-based in Wales with some travel, including occasional travel to London to spend time with the EMUK team
About this role
This role represents an exciting new phase for both Wales for Europe and European Movement UK. It is the first time that we have appointed a staff member to work across our organisations, and the postholder will play an important role in both developing a productive working relationship between Wales for Europe and European Movement UK, and on building pro-European activity in Wales. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can work alongside our local groups and supporters to bring new energy to activity, and who has the drive to grow our membership base in Wales. The postholder will be involved in activity across Wales. The postholder will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to expertise in both organisations. The role encompasses a wide range of activity areas (e.g. supporter development, campaigning, online engagement, volunteer management, fundraising and political influencing). We know that this is a varied set of activities, and we’re looking for someone with an appetite to learn and adapt their existing skills to new challenges. There will be opportunities for the postholder to bring their own skills and personality to this role and to shape the post.
For more information about our organisations:
EMUK – Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Wales for Europe – Chair of the board of Director
Membership and fundraising
- Key role: Develop an effective membership recruitment and retention strategy for Wales to meet agreed new membership targets, working with relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. other EMUK staff, WfE volunteers)
- Supporting the EMUK Membership Officer/ WfE volunteers to maintain the membership system and other administrative duties where appropriate.
- To work with WfE Directors to identify and implement fundraising opportunities.
- Key role: Develop an effective communications plan to ensure a strong online presence and increase engagement with activity in Wales, working with relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. other EMUK staff, WfE volunteers).
- Key role: Coordinate WfE social media, press activity, newsletters and website content relevant to activity in Wales.
- Key role: work closely with EMUK staff, WfE Directors and Branches to devise, plan, and implement impactful campaigns which deliver on our overarching strategy of highlighting the adverse effects of Brexit on communities around the country and increasing support for the pro-European cause.
- Assist with the development and production of campaign materials, tools and briefing for local groups in Wales to strengthen their campaigning capabilities.
- To build campaigning capacity within Wales e.g. by identifying identify talented campaigners within the network and encouraging and promoting their contributions to share skills and highlight good practice; by working closely with individual Branches in Wales to support the development of targeted local campaigns, for example by producing effective campaign literature, sourcing training and making connections.
- To facilitate communication and collaboration across Wales for Europe and EMUK.
- To work with the Directors of Wales for Europe to ensure that activity supports campaigners and responds to needs and opportunities across Wales.
- Work with the WfE Directors to hold regular meetings with Branches, as a key forum to support two-way exchange of ideas and intelligence.
- To participate in reporting, monitoring and evaluation activity related to work in Wales.
- Branches and local groups in Wales – group leads and other activists
- The Wales for Europe Directors (our Board)
- EMUK staff, including the Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Membership Officer and CEO
- Wales for Europe and EMUK members in Wales, and the wider supporter network • Other organisations in the pro-European movement
- A self-starter with the ability to take the initiative, as well as to engage others and identify when to ask for support and wider input
- Experience of developing content for external audiences e.g. newsletters, social media content, website copy, press releases
- Experience of developing and coordinating campaigns
- Excellent social media skills, as well as experience of website content management and digital engagement
- Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills [CHECK] • Commitment to pro-European values
- Ability to manage competing priorities within a varied workload
- Experience of working in a membership or fundraising role
- Experience of project coordination
- Experience of running events (in person and/ or online)
- Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders e.g. volunteers, political stakeholders
- Experience of using Nationbuilder or another similar CRM
- Experience of graphic design including to produce social media content
- Strong understanding of the politics and policy relating to Brexit and the European Union and how they affect Wales
- The ability to work through the medium of Welsh
This role is home-based, and the successful applicant will need to be based in Wales. The postholder will be required to contribute fully to team activity which, subject to COVID19 restrictions, may require attendance at meetings across Wales or occasional attendance at meetings in the at the offices of the European Movement UK in London.
This role is part time (3 days per week) with core hours between 10 and 4pm. The European Movement office operates with a flexible working arrangement with flexibility about how those hours are distributed across the working week once agreed with your Line Manager. Once agreed, the postholder will be expected to keep to an agreed working pattern, contribute to team meetings, and on occasion be willing to flex hours.
The European Movement UK and Wales for Europe are both committed to improving the diversity of our team and our wider movement. We welcome applications from all candidates, but would welcome applications in particular from women, working parents, and from BAME, LGBT+, and disabled candidates, to improve representation in these areas. We are taking steps to help us attract a wider range of candidates, including offering the role on a flexible, part time basis, and being flexible on the location of the role. Please let us know if you require any other adjustments in order to apply for this role.
How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience suit this role (no more than 400 words) and a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 19th November.
Interviews will be held in the w/c 29th November.