Employer: Warrington Borough Council
Salary: GRADE 08 (£32,798 - £36,371)
Closing Date: 07 July 2022 at midnight
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our busy electoral services team.
This is a full time, permanent role based at the Town Hall in Warrington. You will work in a small team 37 hours a week, normally Monday to Friday.
As the Electoral Services Deputy Manager, you will have extensive experience in supporting the management and delivery of elections in the Borough including local, regional and national elections, referenda and polls in accordance with statutory legislation.
The next major elections are the all-out Borough, Parish Elections and Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire election scheduled for May 2024.
You will also support the Electoral Services Manager in strategic planning, organisation and delivery of day to day operation of Electoral Services in relation to the annual electoral registration canvass; implementing new processes required by forthcoming legislation; the publication of the electoral register and the maintenance of the electoral register throughout the year ensuring that all statutory requirements are met whilst keeping the strategy to make the register as accurate and complete as possible under Review.
What you will need
As an ideal candidates you will be politically aware, have a substantial knowledge of electoral legislation with the ability to interpret and apply it.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and has the ability to lead, supervise and motivate the team to work to the best of their abilities.
Holding the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) Certificate of Electoral Administration is a requirement for this role.
A customer orientated approach is essential along with excellent communication skills to engage with people at all levels of the Council. In addition, all candidates should have excellent IT skills, good attention to detail and possess the ability to work under pressure to meet conflicting deadlines.
Due to the nature of the role, during Election periods you will need a flexible working attitude and the ability to work outside of normal core office hours.
What we can offer
Warrington is a great place to work, with much to offer and an extensive regeneration programme which is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision.
As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes generous annual leave, membership of the local government pension scheme. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a range of training and development opportunities.
In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and discounts on a number borough wide facilities.
Warrington Borough Council have a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers – we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact – Alison McCormick, Tel: 01925 442041
Interviews anticipated to take place – w/c 18 July 2022
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer