Electoral Services Manager – Dudley

Employer: Dudley Metro Borough Council

Salary: £43,857 - £46,845

Closing Date: 10 December 2021

Job advertisement

Dudley currently has 237,177 registered electors across 24 wards with a total of 191 polling districts. As the Electoral Services Manager, you will be responsible for organising and ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of electoral events in the Borough including local, regional and national elections, referenda and polls in accordance with statutory legislation.

Reporting to the Lead for Law and Governance, you will provide expert advice and support to the Returning Officer as required and will lead on and manage the legal compilation, publication and maintenance of the Register of Electors. You will also act as Deputy Returning Officer, Deputy Local Returning Officer and Deputy Acting Returning Officer as required. You will be responsible for managing the Electoral Services team who deal with customer enquiries on registering and methods of voting and will oversee the appointment of a large number of casual elections staff who support the electoral process throughout the year.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and has the ability to lead and motivate the team to work to the best of their abilities. A customer orientated approach is essential along with excellent communication skills to engage with people at all levels of the Council. You will be politically aware, have a sound knowledge of electoral legislation with the ability to interpret and apply it. Holding the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) Certificate of Electoral Administration is a requirement for this role.

Due to the nature of the role, during Election periods you will need to have the ability to work well under pressure and balance conflicting priorities. A flexible working attitude and the ability to work outside of normal core office hours will be essential along with excellent ICT skills.

In return we can offer:

· A generous Local Government Pension

· Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) depending upon salary and length of service

· Learning & Development – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client

· Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing

· Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally

· Family Friendly Policies – Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average

· Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average

· Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

For more information and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 10 December 2021.

Interviews/Assessments are expected to take place late December 2021/early January 2022.

For an informal discussion about the above post please contact Mohammed Farooq on: 01384 815301 or via email: mohammed.farooq@dudley.gov.uk

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications, therefore, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Apply link: https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/job/107680/electoral-services-manager/