CPF Champions 

We’re recruiting! Fancy joining a top team?

Do you want to join one of the most influential Think Tanks in the Country to inform and influence Government policy?  Are you interested in more opportunity, social justice, freedom and sustainable prosperity for everyone?  Are you passionate about ideas and progress?  If so, we want to hear from you!

 

The Conservative Policy Forum is undergoing a period of change to raise its profile and deliver an ambitious new growth strategy.  With a direct line to Government/No.10 and supported by progressive programmes and fast online growth, we are looking for five people to join our team and help deliver our vision.  

 

If you are a self-starter, a good team player and an excellent communicator with a track record of community building, both traditional and online, then please get in touch.  The ability to network and innovate are essential as are high levels of energy, drive and focus.  Digital marketing skills are essential for the social media role and would be useful but are not essential for the other roles.  

 

We offer a dynamic, friendly team within a supportive, caring, collaborative working environment.  The role will be primarily based at home for the time being so we welcome applications from all over the UK.  In particular, we would welcome applications from BAME, LGBT, disabled and older applicants.

 

All roles are voluntary and subject to a 3 months probationary period release on both sides.

 

If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV and cover-letter for the role that interests you to cpf@conservatives.com  by 5 pm, Friday, 9th October 2020.  

 

 

CPF Social Media Champion 

 

Reports to:  Conservative Policy Forum Voluntary Director

Duration:  Voluntary role from end of Party Conference 2020 to end of Party Conference October 2021  

 

Background

Our busy social media channels have expanded considerably since we launched CPF online in 2019.   We’re now looking for a Head of Social Media to give our traditional and online policy discussions and events the very best social media and marketing support (policy information, short video and storytelling) as we continue to grow our online and offline presence.  You will be joining a small but passionate team determined to ignite interest in policy-making and create a new grassroots movement within the Conservative Party.  

 

Job Purpose

As CPF Social Media Champion you will help drive the development of our social presence and communities. In line with the overall marketing plan, you will 

 

  1. Develop and deliver a daily or weekly programme of social media posts to promote engagement, followership and involvement with CPF’s online and physical products and events across all our social media platforms

  2. Provide technical support for any CPF-hosted online events (zoom webinars etc) organised by NDGs or others, so they run smoothly and the Chair can focus on getting the best out of the event participants. 

  3. Support and help with CPF activities and events organised by the rest of the CPF leadership team both online and in person. 

  4. Feed back recommendations to the CPF Leadership team on what is working well to attract more people to become involved in CPF’s social media presence, and what isn’t.  

 

Measures of Progress 

By the end of your 1-year term we hope that you will have:

  1. Increased engagement followership and involvement with CPF products and events across all our social media platforms to have achieved the following results:

  • 60 more Facebook (FB) page likes each month

  • 20% engagement with each FB post

  • 2,000 reach & 150 responses for each FB event

  • 60 more Twitter likes each month

  • 12 impressions per Twitter follower 

  • 40 more Instagram likes each month

  • 6% Instagram likes per post

 

2. Supported every CPF-hosted online event and ensured that each one runs without any technical hitches. 

CPF Events & Publications Champion

 

Reports to:  Conservative Policy Forum Voluntary Director

Duration:  Voluntary role from end of Party Conference 2020 to end of Party Conference October 2021   

 

Job Purpose

The CPF is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to help us manage our growing online and external facing events programme, the production of our first CPF policy journal and our first CPF party away from Party conference.  The role provides an opportunity to have a huge impact on the success of the CPF, and the development of Conservative Party policy through the organisation of high-profile CPF events with Ministers, MP’s, other policy-makers, networking seminars and conference events. 

 

Core responsibilities 

Develop, finance & organise a programme of CPF events & publications throughout the year, including:

  1. An annual CPF Summer party.  (This may need to be a Christmas Party this year) with a Cabinet minister key note speech and as many CPF supporting MPs as possible.  

  2. The CPF Party Conference awards ceremony / reception.

  3. Main platform events at Party Conference & Spring Forum (eg policy pitch, political X factor, traditional policy topic debate etc) plus CPF stand in the display area. 

  4. The CPF Ideas Yearbook

  5. CPF conference &/or spring forum fringe events programme(?) 

  6. Support and help with CPF activities and events organised by the rest of the CPF leadership team both online and in person. 

  7. Feed back recommendations to the CPF Leadership team on what is working well to attract more people to become involved in CPF events, and what isn’t.  

 

Measures of Progress 

By the end of your 1-year term we hope that you will have organised all the events listed above successfully, and established them as successful ‘must do’ events in everyone’s political calendar. 

CPF Area Leadership Champion 

 

Reports to:  Conservative Policy Forum Voluntary Director

Duration: Voluntary role from end of Party Conference 2020 to end of Party Conference October 2021

 

Background 

Now, more than ever before, there is a genuine recognition at the top of the party of that members views need to be sought and heard: 4-out-of-7 commitments in the Party’s 2019 election manifesto can be traced back to ideas proposed by CPF members.  Further, the CPF is now running online polls, broadcasting video conferences with government ministers and holding roundtable discussions with members at 10 Downing Street, as well as publishing our traditional discussion papers.  For these views to be of maximum value they need to come from members right across the UK. 

 

Job Purpose

Develop and regenerate the number of energetic and successful constituency CPF groups in all Conservative Party Areas in the UK, and the number of people who attend and participate in them. 

 

Core responsibilities 

  1. Recruit and support a network of CPF Area Leaders, who will in turn:

  1. Recruit and support constituency CPF co-ordinators to establish active and energetic CPF groups in every constituency in their Area.   

  2. Build a programme of area policy debates and/or conferences, traditional or virtual. 

  1. Support and help with CPF activities and events organised by the rest of the CPF leadership team both online and in person. 

  2. Feed back recommendations to the CPF Leadership team on what is working well to attract more people to become involved in CPF constituency groups, and what isn’t.  

 

Measures of Progress 

By the end of your 1-year term we hope that you will have:

  1. Filled every area leader position with a dynamic leader who is re-energising established CPF groups in their area and setting up new CPF Groups in any constituencies which haven’t got them. 

  2. Increased the number of active CPF constituency groups that have contributed to at least 2 papers in the previous year by 20%

  3. Increased the number of people attending and contributing to CPF papers in the previous year by 20%

CPF Policy Discussion Groups Champion

 

Reports to:  Conservative Policy Forum Voluntary Director

Duration: Voluntary role from end of Party Conference 2020 to end of Party Conference October 2021   

 

Background

Now, more so than ever before, there is a genuine recognition at the top of the party of that members views need to be sought and heard: 4-out-of-7 commitments in the Party’s 2019 election manifesto can be traced back to ideas proposed by CPF members.  At the same time members are increasingly turning to new and different online platforms on which to air their views and the CPF is now running online polls, broadcasting video conferences with government ministers, holding roundtable discussions with members at 10 Downing Street, as well as our busy policy webinars and traditional discussion papers.  To complement these work streams we are now looking for an online policy director to drive and shape our online National Discussions Groups and ignite our New Ideas Forum. 

 

Job Purpose

Establish as many energetic and successful National Discussion Groups as possible, on a wide range of policy issues and topics, maximising the number of people who attend and participate in them. 

 

Core responsibilities 

  1. Recruit and support National Discussion Group leaders who will establish and run active and energetic NDGs on a wide range of different policy issues and topics.   

  2. Support & help NDG leaders to run interesting, active programmes of discussions, events, debates, webinars etc on their policy topic.  

  3. Establish good links and relationships with the leaders of different Party-affiliated groups, for CPF to establish NDGs for their members. 

  1. Support and help with CPF activities and events organised by the rest of the CPF leadership team both online and in person. 

  2. Feed back recommendations to the CPF Leadership team on what is working well to attract more people to become involved in NDGs, and what isn’t.  

 

Measures of Progress 

By the end of your 1-year term we hope that you will have established at least 12 new NDGs that have each:

  1. Held at least 4 successful online events, with at least 400 people attending & participating overall.  

  2. Contributed at least 4 policy proposal papers written by their members to the Policy Forum 

CPF Student Outreach Champion 

 

Reports to:  Conservative Policy Forum Voluntary Director

Duration: Voluntary role from end of Party Conference 2020 to end of Party Conference October 2021

 

Background

The CPF is undergoing a period of change to expand and regenerate its appeal across all ages and backgrounds.  At the same time there is growing recognition at the top of the party that the party needs to widen its appeal, particularly amongst students and the aspirational 25 – 35 bracket.   The CPF is expanding rapidly online and now running regular online polls to provide the Government and No.10 accurate snap-shots of members views, alongside broadcasting video conferences with government ministers, holding roundtable discussions with members at 10 Downing Street, as well as publishing our traditional discussion papers.  For these views to be of maximum value they need to reflect the views of members right across the UK, not just the over 45’s, which reflect the majority of our current CPF members. 

 

Job Purpose

Establish as many energetic and successful University and College CPF Groups as possible, maximising the number of people who attend and participate in them. 

 

Core responsibilities 

  1. Recruit and support a network of University and College CPF Co-ordinators who will establish active and energetic CPF groups in their institution, and build a programme of policy debates and events to get more conservative-leaning students engaged with the Party.  

  2. Support and help with CPF activities and events organised by the rest of the CPF leadership team both online and in person. 

  3. Feed back recommendations to the CPF Leadership team on what is working well to attract more people to become involved in CPF university & college groups, and what isn’t.  

 

Measures of Progress 

By the end of your 1-year term we hope that you will have:

  1. Recruited at least 30 dynamic CPF co-ordinators, each of whom will have established a new CPF group in their University or College. 

  2. Supported the new leaders so that each of their CPF groups has contributed to at least 2 CPF papers in the previous year

  3. Supported the new leaders so that each of their CPF groups has held at least 3 other successful (more than 50 other students participating) events (debates, speaker / MP / Minister meetings, parties / receptions) in the previous year

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