Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party Officer Elections for the year 2019 – 2020
This is the page where you can nominate yourself to stand for election for an officer post to help support the work of Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party. You will be able to help build up your local party, shape local campaigns and help Labour to win the next election!
There are a variety of different types of posts, some of which are executive posts. Many posts can be undertaken as a job share. All posts are voluntary and do not come with any remuneration other than the warm glow of good works and great company. More information about each role is on our ‘Meet the Committee’ page.
Nominations open on 14/10/19 and close on 21/11/19.
Executive Officer Posts and other Executive Committee member posts
There are 14 Executive Officer posts as agreed at Labour’s Annual Conference 2018. All are voting members of the Executive Committee. In addition to that there are two other voting non-Executive Officer posts that are members of the Executive Committee
Some posts are key functional roles like Chair(s), Secretary and Treasurer, and others are designed to support our work in reaching out to specific communities to help us understand their needs, and encourage them to support the Labour Party.
Of the 14 roles, all except the Chair and Treasurer are capable of being job shared. So if you would like to have a go at playing a more active part but would like to share that responsibility, you can find yourself a job share partner and both apply to be nominated.Where a post is job shared both parties will be able to attend meetings, but only one vote may be cast. Please indicate whether you wish to job share and the name of your co-job sharer. Both should complete a separate nomination form.
All posts – you must be a fully paid-up member of the Labour Party and have completed your 8 week probationary period.
For the position of Youth Officer you must be aged under 25 at the time of election.
For the position of Trade Union Liaison Officer (TULO) you must be member of TUC-affiliated union and pay your union’s political levy.
For the position of Woman’s Officer you must define your gender as a woman.
Coordinator posts – Non-Executive Committee member posts
Coordinators are elected by the members of a local CLP to help it do important work in key areas. This might be for specific activities such as helping with websites or information technology, taking minutes, organising social events or to engage with specific groups of members and the community such as students or the business community.
Although coordinators are not members of the Executive Committee they may be asked to attend meetings from time to time to report on their activities, give feedback or specialist advice on a particular topic. They might also work closely with an executive officer, for example the Fundraising coordinator might work closely with the Treasurer.
When attending Executive Committee meetings, coordinators will be encouraged to participate in discussions but they cannot propose or second motions, or participate in a vote.
All coordinator posts are capable of being job shared. So if you would like to have a go at playing a more active part but would like to share that responsibility, you can find yourself a job share partner and both apply to be nominated. Where a post is job shared, both parties will be able to attend meetings if they wish, or they could agree decisions together and take it in turns, for example. More information about each role is on our ‘Meet the Committee’ page.
Please indicate whether you wish to job share and the name of your co-job sharer. Both should complete a separate nomination form.
All posts – you must be a fully paid-up member of the Labour Party and have completed your 8 week probationary period.For the position of Student Lead you must be aged under 25 and a student at the time of election.
Good Luck to all nominees.
Auditor – not a member of the Executive Committee
The role of the Auditor is to inspect the CLPs annual statement of accounts prepared by the Treasurer before they are approved by the General Meeting of the CLP.To do this role you need to be numerate and its even better if you have some understanding of accounts.
The Treasurer produces an annual Statement of Accounts every year. This has to be approved by a general meeting in the first quarter of the following year and forwarded to Labour’s Governance and Legal Unit by 30 April. So the work of an auditor is time-limited and mostly occurs in January/February.
Eligibility: you must be a fully paid-up member of the Labour Party and have completed your 8 week probationary period.
Ward Officers – Volunteer role
This is a new idea and an opportunity for members to help out without feeling the burden of an “official” officer role.
Ward officers will get involved helping out in a “ward”. Although there is a boundary review so some wards might change at the end of November, we thought we would advertise for volunteers now. You are not limited to volunteering for the ward you live in.
We hope Ward Officers are going to be a great help to the campaign team and Labour Councillors. They can help out with organising members in the ward for delivering leaflets, highlighting local issues, or other activities like helping out on a polling day, or even social events in a ward.
It’s a volunteer role and you can shape it according to your skills and time. You will not be on your own, you will be part of a team and will get the help and support you need. It might be you know some one who would like to buddy up with you to help out – that would be great too.
We will contact you after the AGM for a chat about what you think you can do to help and which ward you would like to be involved with.