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Sample Document:

Person Specification

Updated 15/5/00

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Please note that our sample documents are intended as examples which can act as starting points and prompters. They should not be taken as definitive, complete or even sufficient for your purposes - you should at the very least consider how your circumstances (requirements, organisational structure etc) differ. But they are better than a blank sheet!

This document has been slightly adapted from one which came our way from a well-known campaigning organisation - we hope that they don't mind.

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An Organisation

Person Specification

Job Title: Campaigner

Department: Campaigns

E = ESSENTIAL, D = DESIRABLE for applicants to meet relevant standard

SELECTION CRITERIA

CRITERIA

STANDARD

E/D

MEASURED BY

Work experience

At least 2 years' experience of working or volunteering within a campaigning organisation.

E

Application form

 

Experience of working with volunteers

E

Application form/Interview

 

Experience of carrying out research

E

Application form/Interview

 

Experience of lobbying and/or working with MPs/civil servants/local authorities.

D

Application form/Interview

 

Experience of organising and prioritising a demanding workload

E

Interview/Test

 

Experience of setting up events and meetings

E

Application form/Interview

Knowledge

Knowledge of political processes

E

Application form/Interview

 

Knowledge of environmental/ conservation issues

D

Application form/Interview

Skills

Ability to produce accurate work to tight deadlines under pressure

E

Application form/Test

 

Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally to committees and small meetings

E

Application form/ Interview/Test

 

Word processing skills/ability to be self-sufficient in terms of administration

E

Application form/Test/ Interview

 

Ability to draft campaign literature

E

Application form/Test

Attitude

Commitment to An Organisation's aims

E

Application form/Interview