Officer Elections Current Vacancies
Basingstoke Constituency Labour Party Officer Elections Current Vacancies 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!
Elections will take place throughout the year at All Member Meetings on a continual basis until current vacancies are filled.
Executive Committee Vacancies
All are voting members of the Executive Committee. Currently there are 7 vacancies, listed below. All current vacancies can be 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 nominated yourselves as a team. 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.
Eligibility: 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 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. They might also work closely with an Executive Officer, for example the Fundraising coordinator might work closely with the Treasurer.
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. Please indicate whether you wish to job share and the name of your co-job sharer. Both should complete a separate nomination form.
Eligibility: 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 27 and a student at the time of election.
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. 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 (1 to 2 hours) and mostly occurs in February. Auditors are not members of the Executive Committee.
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”. 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.