Electoral Services Lead Officer – Dacorum

Employer: Dacorum Borough Council

Salary: £37,677 to £40,333 (Inclusive of London Fringe Weighting)

Closing Date: 10 July 2022

Job advertisement

Do you want to enable everyone to vote!

We are currently seeking an experienced Electoral Services Lead Officer to oversee the Council’s busy Electoral Services Team. You will be responsible for managing a small team dealing with elections and the electoral registration function of the Council to ensure the continuing successful delivery of the annual canvass and all types of local and national elections, building upon recent changes and incorporating new government policies, guidance and legislation affecting the service area.

Our modern and newly configured offices in The Forum in Hemel Hempstead are in a town centre location, with staff parking available nearby. Whilst flexible and remote working is available, there are a number of activities, which will require a regular presence in the office.

This role would suit an experienced Electoral Registration or Elections administrator with supervisory experience who has excellent communication skills and is able to work methodically with a high level of accuracy. You should be confident, forward thinking and committed to improving the way things work. You also need to be able to manage a team effectively and work well as part of a team in addition to taking on individual responsibilities. You will be self-motivated, flexible and able to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines. Ideally you will have completed the Association of Electoral Administrators Certificate in Electoral Administration or be willing to complete the accreditation.

You need to be politically sensitive, tactful and diplomatic, and above all, you will need the drive and commitment to contribute to this service and its development. We offer a generous annual leave entitlement and local government pension scheme. We are a Council that is going places, so why not come and join us…

Applicants must have a driving licence that is valid in the UK and have access to a vehicle.

A Standard check will be undertaken with the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that the successful candidate has no relevant convictions. For further details and to apply please go to www.dacorum.gov.uk

Closing date: 10 July 2022.