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  • published Job Opportunity in News 2018-10-02 12:14:02 +0100

    Job Opportunity - Fundraising supervisor

    Can you fundraise to support the work of the Greens in the South East?

    The South East Confederation of Green Parties needs to fundraise for post Brexit when we lose the resources of our Green MEP Keith Taylor. 

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  • published Fundraising Supervisor - How to Apply 2018-10-02 12:12:40 +0100

    Job Opportunity - Job Spec and how to apply

    Fundraising supervisor for the South East Confederation of Green Parties – temporary/flexible paid role

    A supervisor is needed to help the South East Confederation raise funds for an additional staff member after Brexit. At present the South East benefits from having a Green MEP with a staff team of 10 who work on issues based campaigning, producing resources for local parties and communications. We need £10000 a year for a part-time role to provide support to local parties and to enable joined up work across the South East, in addition to the Target to Win work provided by the Regional Field Organiser. 

    The total time required for the Fundraising Supervisor role will be agreed, but likely to be around 40 hours in total (worked flexibly to suit). The role is self employed and the remuneration is the national living wage of £8.75 per hour (if outside London).

    The supervisor will be supported and supervised by the South East Confederation Committee. 

    The supervisor will:

    • Help recruit 6 phone interviewers
    • Supervise c. 30 hours of phone fundraising. We aim for the work to be completed by the end of November.
    • Find a location to carry out the fundraising and secure the resources to carry it out
    • Organise and deliver a postal fundraising mailing and subsequent emails to SE members
    • Ensure systems are in place to take money raised and keep records of it
    • Ensure that the fundraising work complies with the GDPR and is consistent with the good practice of the Green Party in data protection
    • Liaise with local parties and the national office to ensure there are no clashes with other fundraising campaigns

    In more detail the task will involve the following:

    1. Prepare and send an introductory letter and follow-up emails to the contact list
    2. Recruit a fundraising team – with support from the Fundraising Project Group of volunteers
    3. Prepare scripts for the team (we have many of these resources ready to adapt)
    4. Identify and become familiar with a phone setup and a direct debit setup
    5. Prepare the call list spreadsheet
    6. Train the fundraising team using the prepared materials/systems
    7. Find and book a suitable venue for the fundraisers to use
    8. Supervise the calls and advise as necessary
    9. Ensure that all direct debit details are uploaded to the donor debit interface
    10. Ensure that thank you confirmations are sent to donors including direct debit donors at the end of each shift
    11. Manage the project budget and report all fundraising hours and costs to the Fundraising Project Group

    Person Specification

    The successful candidate will be:

    • Organised and efficient
    • Able to work largely independently
    • Experienced in telephone fundraising and supervising others
    • Able to train others in telephone fundraising
    • Able to research and set up a direct debit system in agreement with others
    • Enthusiastic and committed to promoting and supporting the Green Party (you do not need to be a member)
    • Familiar with the South East and regional issues of interest to members
    • Creative in terms of designing and delivering the work
    • Experienced in setting up and updating databases
    • Able to manage a budget and report on it regularly

    To apply:

    Please send a current CV and a cover letter addressed to the SE Confederation Chair, Jonathan Essex, indicating how your skills and experience will deliver the role outlined above to

    DEADLINE for applications:

    We will consider applications as they arrive with us as the timing of the role is flexible. 





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  • commented on Safe Climate 2017-05-15 17:54:24 +0100
    The Green party’s General Election policies are summarised here:
    We’re the only political party which puts the environment at the centre of its policies. This is the overall message – you should be able to find more detail on the Green Party main website:

    “It’s not fun and it’s not pretty but it’s a must: we must liberate ourselves from the threat of climate change. Without doing so our future will never be as bright or as hopeful as we want it to be. By investing in renewables and phasing out coal, oil and gas plants we will create clean air, rivers, parks, and gardens, we will limit the danger of flooding and prevent fracking companies from drilling into our countryside. We have so much to gain as a nation from making choices today that might seem new and uncertain but in the long-run will bring us that stability and certainty we all want”.

  • published Green MEP Keith Taylor on oil visits in News 2016-11-02 13:00:46 +0000

    Green MEP Keith Taylor on oil visits: defend our heritage

    Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, has been visiting oil drilling sites in Surrey and Sussex to offer his support to local campaigners fighting against unconventional oil extraction.

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  • signed Plane misery 2015-08-17 09:17:09 +0100
    This would be a quiet country lane in lovely countryside between Charlwood and Ifield if it wasn’t under the Gatwick flight path. If the airport sizes increases it would be even noisier and more intrusive.

    Plane misery

    No new runways

    Please support our No New Runways campaign. Take a photo of yourself with our no new runways sign in a location special to you, which is being blighted by aviation. This might be down to noisy flight paths, early or late plane movements, poor air quality, local road congested with airport traffic, special buildings, countryside or wildlife threatened by airport expansion. Do write a message on the paper plane wings, or the name of the airport causing you concern.

    Quality: phone or ipad quality is fine, but please take your photo in a square format. Please record the location or postcode where you took your photo.

    Then please upload your image here. Add your name and location or postcode below (this is important so we can produce the map). We will then produce a map of all the locations across the South East, London and further afield where aircraft and airport expansion blight our lives. This will then be published at our event in London on September 12 as our Map of Plane Misery.

    Please ask your friends and other campaigners to do the same.

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  • published Great Green results across the South East in News 2015-05-08 11:14:57 +0100

    Great Green results across the South East

    The Greens have put in a strong performance across the South East with Caroline Lucas holding Brighton Pavilion with a greatly increased majority and Ann Duncan coming in third in Oxford East.

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  • published 2015 election survey 2015-05-05 14:10:52 +0100

    2015 election survey

    We're keen to find out how your campaign went, what went well and not so well, how we can improve for next time and what lessons can be learned. Please share your feedback with us and we'll share the highlights, lowlights and recommendations.

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  • published Free Education in What we stand for 2015-04-21 12:08:25 +0100

    Free Education

    By putting a price tag on education, running schools as businesses and creating exam factories we are wasting children's potential and stifling creativity.  Student debt is due to reach £100 bn in 2018. 

    The Greens will:

    • scrap university tuition fees
    • promote a comprehensive system of local schools, offering mixed ability teaching staffed by qualified teachers
    • bring Academies and Free Schools into the local authority system

    We want a quality education system for our young people and no tuition fees.


Regional Liaison Officer (Surrey) in the office of Keith Taylor MEP