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General Election Campaign Officer

Eastbourne Liberal Democrats


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Eastbourne's Lib Dem MP candidate, Josh Babarinde, is on the hunt for a show-stopping Campaign Officer to help power his General Election campaign.


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£24000 - £27000

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Expires 06-6-23 - Applications reviewed after this date

The opportunity

Former youth justice worker and Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Josh Babarinde is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for the marginal seat of Eastbourne (currently held by the Conservatives).

Josh is on the hunt for a show-stopping Campaign Officer to help power his General Election campaign.

Josh made national headlines when he led the campaign for Eastbourne to be the first place in the UK to declare a ‘cost of living emergency’, as it has the country’s busiest foodbank. Dozens of other towns and cities followed.

Eastbourne had a Lib Dem MP up until the last election, and is one of the party’s top target seats. In the May 2023 local elections, Josh’s Lib Dem team won 70% of the council seats in Eastbourne.

To this day, there has never been an MP of Black heritage elected to Parliament under the Lib Dem banner. With your help, Josh could be the first.

Your key responsibilities as Josh’s Campaign Officer

Project manage Josh’s campaign

You’ll make sure Josh’s Campaign Plan to win in Eastbourne is delivered on-time and in-budget, working closely with our staff team and seasoned campaigners. You’ll run a tight ship.

Produce hard-hitting campaign comms

You’ll craft powerful leaflets, letters, emails and press releases to inspire voters, donors and supporters with Josh’s campaign messages. You don’t need to be a graphic design pro, don’t worry - you’ll work from some templates and we can train you up to design leaflets from scratch too. You’ll also co-ordinate the printing of campaign leaflets at our print hub and externally.

Push Josh’s message out to the masses

You’ll plan and manage a rigorous schedule of campaign activity to get Josh’s message out to voters across every corner of Eastbourne. This’ll involve organising doorstep canvassing sessions, leaflet delivery sessions, mass telephoning to voters and more - all powered by our volunteers.

Power-up our army of activists

You’ll run training to arm our volunteers with the skills, tips and tricks they need to make an impact when meeting voters on the doorsteps. You’ll work with our Volunteer Coordinator to recruit talented and committed new activists into Josh’s campaign.

Provide data-driven campaign advice

Drawing on insights from local surveys, opinion polling and your sharp political antennae, you’ll inject your advice into Josh’s campaign to help make the decisions we need to win.

Key things we’re after from you

You know how to get things done

You’re hot on deadlines, making sure team members know what tasks they need to do, and at keeping track of a budget. You’ve got experience managing a project with lots of strands. You might even be a fan of project management tools like

You can fire up passionate volunteers

You’ve got the enthusiasm and empathy to motivate our team of activists to campaign on the doorsteps. You might have experience recruiting, managing or training volunteers.

You’re a wordsmith with an eye for design

You’ve got experience writing copy that wins hearts and minds. With sharp attention to detail, you know the difference between a good leaflet and a bad one. A bonus would be experience using desktop publishing tools.

You can multitask with ease

You’re organised enough to manage lots of simultaneous demands from volunteers, the rest of the campaign team and Josh without losing your cool, losing sight of your goals, nor losing your magic touch. Any event-organising experience you have would be great evidence of this.

You care enough to get stuck right in

You’re invested in our mission to turf out the Conservatives and drive positive change locally and nationally. You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.

Key info

  • Salary: £24,000-£27,000 pro-rata (depending on experience)
  • Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week). Exceptional part-time applications will be considered. Evening and weekend working will be required, especially as the General Election draws closer.
  • Location: Eastbourne Campaign HQ (100 Seaside Road, BN21 3PF). Travel across the constituency will be required. 
  • Contract: Fixed-term until the next General Election
  • Leave: 25 days holiday (+8 bank holidays)


  • Networking: Meet and learn from ambitious campaigners from across the country, including MPs and fellow campaign staffers
  • Have a real say: Your voice will have a huge bearing on the shape of the campaign
  • Change lives: Make a difference to our country’s future by doing what you do best!


Complete application form by clicking APPLY and apply on the organisations website. Please mention Escape the City in your application.

Deadline: Monday 5th June 2023 at 9am

Interviews (including task): w/c 12th June 2023

Any questions? Contact Nichola Martin, Campaign Manager (South East) on [email removed - click apply for more details]


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