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Executive Job Roles

Islington Liberal Democrat: 

 

7 Officers 

Chair 

· Directs and takes responsibility for all activities/functions of the local party 

· Represents the local party to all levels of the Liberal Democrat party 

· Overall responsibility for Executive decisions becoming actions in agreed timescales 

· Provides strategic and inclusive leadership in implementing local party strategy 

· Jointly responsible with the Treasurer for the Local Party’s compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 

· Promotes equal opportunities and encourages diversity within the local party 

· Ensures the Local Party acts in full accordance with its Constitution.  

Vice-Chair 

· Chairs General and Executive Committee Meetings if the Chair is unable to do so 

· Responsible for monitoring and reporting on progress of canvassing data across the borough and supports all of the other exec functions.   

Secretary 

· Handles the Local Party’s correspondence with the Chair. 

· Drafts the agenda for all Executive Committee meetings in conjunction with the Chair and circulates to all Committee members 

· Takes, circulates and maintains minutes/action points of all Local Party meetings 

· Is responsible for notifying the Region and Party Headquarters of Local Party officers and conference representatives after each AGM and any subsequent changes  

Social Events & Fundraising Officer 

· Presents an annual fundraising programme for the year ahead 

· Organises, develops and coordinates a programme of social events to raise funds and engage members 

· Proactively engages with new members and encourages them to come to Local Party social and political activities 

· Works with the Treasurer to ensure that the income from Local Party fundraising events is collected, banked and correct records maintained 

Treasurer 

· Provides strategic financial planning to the Executive and Local Party 

· Presents an annual Budget plan to the Executive for the financial year ahead 

· Handles the Local Party’s financial business and presents reports to General Meetings 

· is jointly responsible with the Chair for the Local Party’s compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 

· Responsible for filing of annual accounts. 

· Works with the Social Events & Fundraising Officer to ensure that income from Local Party fundraising events is collected, banked and correct records maintained 

· Is responsible for updating the Local Party’s banking signatories 

· Works with the election agent to ensure the prompt return of any expense returns 

Membership Officer 

· Receives all notices of application for membership and refers them to the Executive Committee for acceptance 

· Maintains a membership register and provides Wards and Local Party Officers with lists of members as necessary under the Constitution 

· Organises membership recruitment, renewal and retention campaigns 

· Proactively engages with new members and encourages them to come to social and political activities 

· Updates Salesforce, Googledocs and relevant shared information so that local data is kept up to date  

Data Officer 

· Holds and maintains the Connect/campaigning data of the local party 

· Ensures compliance with data protection legislation 

· Chairs the Data task force team and communicates progress of this group to the exec 

· Ensures prompt and regular updates to data collection, assists vice chair in monitoring.  

5 Ordinary members 

Council Election Campaign Co-ordinator 

· Manages key ward communication from candidates to exec 

· Is responsible for prioritising demands and actions and ensures that candidates are kept focused and accountable 

· Producing and wholesaling delivery of leaflet 

Action Day Organiser (2 posts) 

· Responsible for planning, executing and managing borough wide action days in support of target ward strategy 

· Communicates with members to ensure good levels of participation and activism 

· Works with local members to find new bases for action days 

Website editor 

· Editor in chief of the Liberal Islington website, plans articles, features and stories that are timely and relevant to campaigns 

· Manages a bank of writers to create new content 

· Working with the chair and candidates, plans newsletters 

· Ensures website is compliant with data protection laws, and other legal requirements.  

Press and Social Media Manager 

· Facilitate contact for external communication with media and social media 

· Responsible for planning, updating and maintain various social media channels 

· Working with Chairman and Campaign co-ordinator, proactively plans media opportunities 

· Ensures social media is compliant with data protection laws and other legal requirements