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Join the English Labour Network team

Are you a Labour Party activist with an interest in the politics of England and Englishness? We’re looking for an Interim Co-ordinator to join the English Labour Network team in 2018. The successful candidate will be driving a number of exciting projects including our English Manifesto campaign and the production of our resources for Labour activists.

Full details are below. We look forward to receiving your application. Equally,  please feel free to re-post the advert, or to share with anyone you know who may be interested.


Job Title: Interim Co-ordinator.
Working For: English Labour Network.
Location: Flexible.
Salary: Dependent on experience.
Contract: 1 day per week, 5 month contract from January 2018.
Deadline: Monday 20 November, 9am.
Interviews: Late November.
Start date: w/c 2 January.

About the English Labour Network

The English Labour Network was successfully launched this summer to be a voice for Labour in England and for England in Labour. We already have the support of hundreds of activists from across the Labour movement, including 32 MPs and 22 council leaders.

We want to help Labour win in every part of England and to deliver the key seats Labour needs to form the next government, while also ensuring England is represented within Labour.

Many current political challenges are centred on England:

  • It is English voters that are taking the country out of the EU, and the gap between the ‘metro-liberals’ and more socially conservative voters is at its widest in England.
  • Labour support lags amongst the millions of voters who identify as English.
  • And, of course, England remains the most centralised nation in Europe; Labour has no settled view on whether and how power should be devolved.

All these challenges require a distinctive focus on England and our policies must be presented clearly to English voters. To achieve this we will be campaigning for an English manifesto, and also providing resources to help campaigners develop clear messages that recognise issues of English identity.

About the role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic candidate to fill the exciting, fast-paced role of Interim Co-ordinator from January – May 2018, working alongside our director John Denham. We’re looking for a motivated self-starter to manage the English Labour Network day-to-day activities, leading on areas such as:

  • Devising and delivering campaign strategies to promote our core activities, such as our campaign for an English Manifesto.
  • Leading development of our visual brand, including working with designers to produce marketing materials, such as our forthcoming campaigning guide.
  • Posting daily content on our social media channels, and updating our website regularly.
  • Meeting and corresponding with a range of different stakeholders, including funders, supporters, MPs, and other senior figures from across the Labour movement.
  • Managing the organisation’s finances and operations, including liaising with suppliers, attending to invoices, and maintaining the organisations digital infrastructure.
  • Sending regular updates to our supporters using our Mailchimp newsletter templates.
  • Managing and promoting English Labour Network events and attending events across the country to promote our work.
  • Writing and editing articles for the website and other outlets.

In addition to demonstrating the abilities to take on the tasks listed above, the ideal candidate will also:

  • Have particular expertise in managing social media channels, website CMS, and Mailchimp, as well as competence in using Microsoft Excel.
  • Be a member of the Labour Party with an interest in the politics of England and Englishness.
  • Be a good communicator, both through written English and verbally, with a strong understanding of politics, the Labour Party and the media.
  • Be competent in managing finances.

Please submit your CV and covering letter – or direct any questions – to Joe Jervis on j.jervis@eln.org.uk, meeting the deadline listed above.

We will notify you within one week of the deadline if we are keen to take your application further. We apologise that we may not be able to respond to unsuccessful applications.

Equal opportunities
We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and value applications from all parts of the community. We will select candidates against the criteria outlined above. There will be an opportunity to let us know if you need any special arrangements at interview stage.

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