Please note that our sample documents are intended as examples which can act as starting points and prompters. They should not be taken as definitive, complete or even sufficient for your purposes – you should at the very least consider how your circumstances (requirements, organisational structure etc.) differ. But they are better than a blank sheet!
This document has been slightly adapted from one which came our way from a well-known campaigning organisation – we hope that they don’t mind.
For more on Personnel type issues for the voluntary sector, try the Managing People page.
Job Title: Campaigner
E = ESSENTIAL, D = DESIRABLE for applicants to meet relevant standard
|Work experience||At least 2 years’ experience of working or volunteering within a campaigning organisation.||E||Application form|
|Experience of working with volunteers||E||Application form/Interview|
|Experience of carrying out research||E||Application form/Interview|
|Experience of lobbying and/or working with MPs/civil servants/local authorities.||D||Application form/Interview|
|Experience of organising and prioritising a demanding workload||E||Interview/Test|
|Experience of setting up events and meetings||E||Application form/Interview|
|Knowledge||Knowledge of political processes||E||Application form/Interview|
|Knowledge of environmental/ conservation issues||D||Application form/Interview|
|Skills||Ability to produce accurate work to tight deadlines under pressure||E||Application form/Test|
|Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally to committees and small meetings||E||Application form/ Interview/Test|
|Word processing skills/ability to be self-sufficient in terms of administration||E||Application form/Test/ Interview|
|Ability to draft campaign literature||E||Application form/Test|
|Attitude||Commitment to An Organisation’s aims||E||Application form/Interview|