Conservative Party - Scotland


Regional Campaign Manager, North of Scotland


The Scottish Conservative Central Office is currently recruiting for the position of Regional Campaign Manager (North of Scotland).


Reporting directly to the Scottish Field Director the Regional Campaign Manager will be responsible for front-line campaigning in all constituencies in the North of Scotland, Highlands and Islands, and will be based in two offices, Aberdeen and Inverness. They will be responsible for Scottish Parliamentary and Local Government elections. They will communicate with the associations they operate for their benefit and will be aware of the delicate nature of the autonomous position of associations and elected officers. Applicants will be expected to be a car owner and have a full driving licence.

The key to this role is flexibility as it is envisaged that the role will change frequently according to political and campaigning priorities as this parliament evolves; working hours will, of necessity, be varied and flexible.  This role is ideally suited to experienced and ambitious on-the -ground campaigners who enjoy a wide-ranging role and have the ability to manage a number of campaigning projects at any one time.

The role will also include:

  • Developing relations with all associations through regular contact by telephone, email and regular visits to association offices and to report any operational/personnel difficulties immediately to the Scottish Field Director
  • Attending regular meetings with association campaign teams to ensure campaigning is taking place on the ground - delivery of leaflets, canvassing, tele-canvassing
  • Attending association meetings on a regular basis and ensuring that they are familiarised to all key personnel and activists in their area
  • Campaigning for Conservative votes in non-target areas where the 2nd vote in Scottish Parliamentary and Local Government elections are needed
  • Providing a campaign base for every election across the region (Scottish Parliament, European, Westminster and Local Government)
  • Overseeing the selection of a full slate of Local Government candidates in every seat
  • Ensuring production of regular direct mail over the region
  • Producing a monthly report to the Scottish Field Director on all campaigning activity, broken down by constituency and to keep in constant contact with other SCCO staff
  • Organising action days and mutual aid for target seats
  • Providing a focus for associations for their campaign activity both during and outside of election periods

If you have the skills required to succeed in this role, please download our application form.  Please submit this to or send to Fiona Allmett, CCHQ, 30 Millbank, London SW1P 4DP by midday on Monday 12 November 2012.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We value diversity and appoint on merit.

Closing date:

12 November 2012

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Conservative Party is an equal opportunities employer and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or financial reward through direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation of members of staff or job applicants on the grounds of age, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The Party will take all reasonable measures to ensure that applications are attracted from both sexes and all races and from people with disabilities, and regardless of sexual orientation and will ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged because of disability.