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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

What's the role?

The Data Officer is the person with overall responsibility for the use and maintenance of data at a local party level.

Data Officers typically have logins to at least one of up to three databases which the party uses; Connect, Lighthouse and/or NationBuilder or Prater Raines.
In context of campaigns and elections, the Data Officer supports the local party and candidates to use data effectively and intelligently, to run targeted campaigns.

Key tasks

  • Manage your local party's campaign data, using Connect.
  • Manage your local party's membership data, using Lighthouse, together with your Membership Development Officer who will be mostly tasked with the day-to-day membership data management.
  • Manage email lists, using NationBuilder and/or Prater Raines, depending on which website and email platform your local party uses.
  • Manipulate and use data for local campaigns, and produce data as required.
  • Ensure that data is processed in accordance with the party data protection rules.
  • Collect marked registers and oversee the data work involved after each election.

Skills & Attributes

Being a Data Officer gives you great influence, and it can enable you to make a big difference to the success of your local party. A good Data Officer would be somebody who:

  • Is a confident user of software.
  • Has excellent attention to detail.
  • Is analytical and observant.
  • Enjoys using data to solve problems.
  • Can understand and enforce regulations.


2-3 hours per week

How to Apply

The Data Officer is a position on the local party Executive Committee. As such, it is elected each year at the local party AGM. All local party members are eligible to stand.

Download the Nomination Form here