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We’re looking for new Elections and Communications Officers

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We’re excited to announce that we’re looking for two new Young Greens Executive Committee members to join our team! Apply now to be co-opted as our new Elections Officer or Communications Officer!

Deadline for applications: 23: 59 on Saturday 20 February

Eligibility: You must be a member of the Green Party of England and Wales, either under the age of 30 or a full-time student in order to apply.

About the Young Greens Executive:

As the official youth and student branch of the Green Party, we aim to harness the energy and ideas of young people, and change the direction of our society towards a radically just and sustainable future. We believe that the current pandemic has not only caused crises, but that it has revealed the deep flaws of our broken neoliberal capitalist system.

Currently, we are leading on a brand new programme of political education and activist trainings to build a bold and powerful movement to force change in our communities and beyond. We’re developing grassroots campaigns and we’re building solidarity with workers and students fighting for their rights here in the UK and around the world. And of course, we’re about to launch an election campaign that could see us win a record number of seats across both England and Wales.

As part of the Executive Committee, you’ll have the chance to lead, shape and deliver our priority plans and projects, working with and alongside our liberation groups, regional groups, local groups and societies.

About the roles:

Co-opted members will serve their term in the role up until Summer 2021, alike the rest of the committee. General responsibilities for all Executive Committee members include:

  • Attending fortnightly meetings (online) and away days and residentials less regularly
  • Contributing to Slack discussions in between meetings
  • Responding to emails from members
  • Providing a quarterly report to the membership and attending the online Executive Committee Quarterly Q&A
  • Contributing to Young Greens communications
  • Adhering to the Code of Conduct agreed by the committee
  • Supporting other members of the committee with their portfolios where they can
Elections Officer

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading on our strategy for the 2021 May elections, and mobilising our members to help get Greens elected locally, as well as in the upcoming Mayoral, London Assembly and Sennedd elections too!
  • Working with our elected Young Greens Councillors to promote and support their incredible work
  • Supporting and connecting Young Green candidates standing in key target seats in the local elections
  • Working with our team to devise and deliver a radical political programme and youth manifesto for the upcoming elections

What we’re looking for:

  • A passion for Green politics and a shared view that social and environmental justice are intrinsically linked
  • An understanding of local election campaigns and a knack for mobilising and inspiring volunteers
Communications Officer

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivering on our social media strategy to build our following and make the most of our social media content
  • Helping to craft our core scripts on key issues to ensure our messaging is aligned and as strong as possible
  • Managing our social media channels on a daily basis with the support of our staff member, and working with the Executive Committee to agree key messages, plan upcoming content, and respond rapidly to changes in the political landscape
  • Deliver creative content for our channels such as sharable graphics and engaging short videos or animations
  • Support with drafting and pitching press releases, quotes and opinion pieces in order to get our voices heard in the wider media

What we’re looking for:

  • A passion for Green politics and a shared view that social and environmental justice are intrinsically linked
  • Experience of managing organisational social media channels, with a knack for designing and delivering high quality engaging content
  • A strong writer who can deliver effective messages with a quick turnaround

How to apply

Please send the following in an email to admin@younggreens.org.uk, with the subject “Co-option Application” by 23: 59 on Saturday 20 February:

  • Your name, preferred pronouns and local party
  • Which role you are applying for
  • A short statement of no more than 400 words on why you would like to be either our Communications Officer or Elections Officer, what experience you have that is relevant, and what you would bring to the team and role if successful

What’s the process?

We’ll email to confirm your application and if shortlisted, you’ll be invited to an informal online call with a few members of our Executive Committee to find out more about you and why you’d like to join our team. We’ll work hard to make sure these times are accessible to all. We will then let candidates know whether or not they have been successfully co-opted.

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