Brighton and Hove Green Party
Brighton & Hove Green Party is one of the most active branches of the Green Party in England and Wales. Our city is divided into neighbourhoods, which are represented by two or three councillors. Most have a dedicated local team of Green Party organisers. As we look to a set of city-wide elections in 2023, these teams are expanding. Could you help lead us to election victory, and win a Green Party councillor for your area?
The role will vary depending on your interests, and those of others in your team.
This role could include:
- Coordinating and motivating a small team of volunteers.
- Arranging meetings and door-knocking or leafleting sessions in your neighbourhood.
- Agreeing on an election campaign strategy, including timelines and messaging.
- Engaging with community activity, such as litter picks, tree planting and hosting stalls.
- Advising on local stories for printed and digital communications.
- Meeting voters and finding out what matters to them, following up on any issues.
- Evidence of initiative and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work as part of a team.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Positive and proactive attitude.
- Good computer skills, including inputting to databases.
- Political awareness, with an understanding of Green Party aims and values.
- Evidence of managing volunteers or taking a lead role in a task.
- Strategic planner.
- Experience of digital communications and social media.
- Strong written and verbal communication.
With twenty fantastic councillors, we have achieved so much, including; agreeing a strategy to becoming an anti-racist city, keeping rough sleepers housed during the pandemic, and investing in active travel, such as walking and cycling. We’re fighting a bumper set of local elections in 2023, with all seats in the city up for grabs. We will be defending our twenty seats and aiming to secure a majority of Green councillors.
The Green Party seeks to bring our vision of a sustainable and equitable society to life through electoral politics - ensuring that we are represented by people who share our priorities of achieving climate and social justice.
A Green councillor for your area means a hard-working, community-oriented councillor, who will listen to residents year-round, not just during election time. It means safe streets for children to walk to school, livable neighbourhoods with less cars and improved air quality, and a champion for affordable housing and real action on homelessness.
We can only win elections against the well-funded corporate parties because of people like you. Your support will make a real difference to our result in 2023, as well as in keeping a Green, independent voice in Parliament at the next general election.
You will experience the inner workings of a political party and learn how to make a difference in your community. By hosting stalls, running events, and speaking to your neighbours, you will find out what your community needs to thrive, and implement positive change that genuinely reflects the needs of the area.
The Brighton & Hove Green Party has five part-time staff members, two of whom are responsible for supporting local teams and helping them to prepare for elections. Our many long-time activists are also on hand to share their expertise. Relevant training will be provided.
You will meet like-minded people in your neighbourhood, who share your values and vision for a fairer, greener Brighton and Hove. We often make it down to a pub or cafe after a session of talking to residents, and there will be opportunities to get involved in city-wide activities.
Your group may hold weekly door-knocking sessions and regular meetings, but you will not be expected to attend all of these. These are likely to be on weekday evenings, or over the weekend.
The time commitment will vary, with the run up to elections understandably busier! However, between elections we still want to reach residents, with door-to-door surveying and newsletters. You do not have to be available every week, and it is very possible to hold a role in your local Green Party team alongside paid work and caring responsibilities.
The neighbourhood coordinator is the team’s core activist. If you want to get involved, but can’t commit to a central role, there are plenty of other ways you can help your local team. You could narrow your focus onto community engagement, communications, or campaign strategy. If you just want to get out and talk to voters, you could join door-knocking sessions informally, or help to deliver leaflets and newsletters.
If you are under 18, you may still be able to get involved, with parental or guardian consent. We will do our best to accommodate anyone who wishes to support their local campaign.
If you want to win a Green councillor for your area, reply to this advert and we will be in touch for an informal chat on how you would best like to help.
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- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Community Food
- Homeless and Housing
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Wildlife and Animals
- Young People
- Administration and Office
- Litter Picking
- Local Events
- Marketing and Media
- Practical Skills
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer
- This role is adaptable for different abilities