As Political Education Officer, it is your responsibility to offer members opportunities for political education, through interesting, informative and dynamic political discussions. It is your job, working closely with your CLP Policy Officer and other members of your EC, to help members to engage with Labour Party policy, and ensure that the campaigning work of the constituency reaches out and informs the wider community about Labour’s message and the importance of participation in politics.
This role suits someone with an active interest in various aspects of politics, a sound knowledge of current Labour Party policies, procedures and the party’s history, good organisational and communication skills, and a commitment to empowering people through political education.
A strong CLP Political Education Officer will help to provide a programme of relevant, interesting political education events and activities throughout the year. These events may be co-ordinated with CLP meetings, branch meetings, fundraising and/or campaigning activities, or have a purely educational purpose.
Key Responsibilities and tasks
- Organise and facilitate regular political education events and discussions.
- Secure guest speakers (both from within and outside of the party) to help inform policy debate.
- Look out for political education opportunities in the local community, such as film, theatre, or book clubs.
- Keep yourself and others informed about current party policies, procedures and strategies, as well as wider political matters.
- Publicise political education activities and events within the CLP and work with neighbouring CLPs to develop a programme local members will be interested in.
- Work with other Executive Committee members to develop public political education events.
- Encourage take up of training opportunities within your CLP, raising awareness of face-to-face and online training organised by the national party and regions such as regional conferences, webinars and the E-learning platform, Achieve.