Electoral Reform Guidance Manager – The Electoral Commission

Employer: The Electoral Commision

Salary: £55,762 (London) / £52,871 (Outside London)

Closing Date: 22 February 2024

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Job Summary

Title: Electoral Reform Guidance Manager

Directorate: Electoral Administration and Guidance

Contract: Permanent; full time

Salary: £55,762 (London) / £52,871 (Outside London)

Location: Flexible – London office or home based

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK.

This continues to be a period of significant change in electoral law. The Election Act has made a number of changes to the way elections are run, and the Scottish Parliament and the Senedd are also taking forward programmes of electoral reform.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated manager to take on the role of Electoral Reform Guidance Manager. The role offers an opportunity to play a key part in the development and co-ordination of our guidance and advice to support administrators with managing and delivering electoral services as a result of ongoing legislative and other electoral reform.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Elections Guidance Manager and the Electoral Registration Guidance Manager to lead the EA Guidance team in delivering guidance and support to electoral administrators, candidates and agents in line with the Commission’s guidance production and management strategy.

You will also be responsible for the provision of high quality, consistent and timely advice in response to queries from external sources and to support staff in the Commission’s offices in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and across England.

Role requirements

The ideal applicant will be highly organised with the ability to lead the team to deliver a diverse work programme against challenging timeframes and competing demands.  You will have excellent communication skills and be able to build and sustain strong working relationships with key colleagues across the Commission and stakeholders across the electoral community.

You will be someone with attention to detail, exceptional judgement and problem-solving skills, with a good understanding/experience of the work of electoral administrators and able to manage a busy and varied programme of work to a high standard. You will need initiative, be able to work well without close supervision, and be able to think creatively about how to solve problems and make improvements.

More information and how to apply

We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension (dependent on scheme rules).

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22 February 2024 at 23.59

Interviews will take place on week commencing 04 March 2024.

To apply, please complete the online application form.

We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed.

We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.

Please contact Charlene Hannon– CHannon@electoralcommission.org.uk, if you have any queries.

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