Hackney – Electoral Registrations Manager

Employer: London Borough of Hackney

Salary: £45,288 - £47,274 per annum (PO5)

Closing Date: 22 September


Job details

Permanent Contract – Annualised Hours – Full-Time

As Electoral Registrations Manager, you will oversee how we keep electoral information up to date. You will need to stick to strict statutory timescales and legislation to ensure this is fair and correct. You will also be creating ways to engage more people in politics – working closely with schools, community groups and others.

As well as a small permanent team, you will coordinate up to 120 temporary canvass staff. You may also be called on to act as Deputy Returning Officer with specific delegated powers related to elections.

We will also need you to communicate complex matters to members of the public, officers and politicians and you will need a sensitive approach to the way you handle some personal enquiries.

The ideal candidate is someone who understands electoral registration in detail, as you will be the primary expert in the service and will manage the work of a principal officer and an administrator (resources allocated vary depending on time of year).

You will need to be able to oversee processes and data collection and be able to write accurate reports. You should have a broad IT understanding, able to act as systems administrator as needed.

Due to the nature of the post, you must have experience in elections and have a keen interest in Local Government. The post reports to and deputises for the Electoral Services Manager and so a good grounding in managing elections and managing the annual canvass is important.

The applicant needs to have, be working towards or be prepared to do obtain a certificate in Electoral Administration issued by the Association of Electoral Administrators.

This post is on an Annualised Hours basis so you must be willing to work out of hours especially during the annual canvass and elections, taking any leave of absence during quieter periods.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Interviews: 08 October 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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