Campaign Assistant wanted

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Liberal Democrats are on a roll, with rising numbers of councillors and members following local election successes. We now seek a campaign assistant to tell the world what the new councillors are doing, and maintain the momentum for future elections. You will liaise with councillors and communicate their campaigns and successes by creating engaging and compelling content for print and on line publications, and by promoting stories to the local media.

You’ll have a great standard of written English and be able to translate council-speak, have a working knowledge of DTP, and a commitment to Liberal Democrat values.

Salary:  £18,000 pro rata

Hours:  37.5 hours a week, 5 days

Tenure:  Fixed term contract for 3 months

Location:  To work from home

Closing Date: Midday, 19th July 2019


The Campaign Assistant will work to a campaign plan agreed by the Campaign Organiser.

S/he will:

  • Produce Focus leaflets for wards in the supported areas
  • Produce other campaign materials as may be necessary
  • Update the campaign websites, specifically including those of the County Council group, the P&CC campaign and, in due course, the Mayoral campaign
  • Ensure that county group, P&CC and Mayoral stories are made available to those producing email newsletters
  • Promote county group, P&CC and mayoral stories to the local media
  • Liaise with photographers for the taking of good campaign photos for leaflets and e-campaigns
  • Work with in-house printing teams and external printing companies to ensure the smooth production of leaflets

Person specification


  • A good standard of written English and an ability to edit other people’s copy
  • Working knowledge of InDesign, PagePlus or equivalent DTP package
  • A commitment to Liberal Democrat values


  • A grasp of politics in Britain and/ or Cambridgeshire

For questions and further details, and to submit an application, please contact:

[email protected]

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22nd July

Please apply by email attaching:

  • a copy of your CV;
  • a covering letter telling us how your experience and skills match the job description and person specification and your availability to start

Please tell us if you have any special requirements.

The Liberal Democrats are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented in our staff.

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