Electoral Services & Elections Officer

Employer: London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth

Salary: Grade: SO1/SO2 linked grade: £27,000 – £34,299 per annum plus performance related pay

Closing Date: Sunday 29 July 2018

Details of the post

Hours: 36 hours per week.

Type: Permanent

Location: Wandsworth

Are you passionate about the importance of a strong democracy? Can you cope under pressure?

Wandsworth is a busy diverse inner London borough which is growing rapidly with a mobile and demanding population. Wandsworth is one of the most politically contested London boroughs, as seen in our recent local elections, and this impacts significantly on the work of our electoral services team.

The role

  • You will have experience in Electoral Registration and Election administration.
  • You will have knowledge of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) laws and regulations.
  • You will have experience of organising prioritising and managing own work load.
  • You will have experience of updating, developing and maintaining databases and record keeping systems.

About you

  • You will have experience of working in an administrative capacity and developing productive relationships working with others.
  • You will have a good level of IT literacy – experience using Xpress software would be desirable but it is not essential.
  • You will have good communication skills.
  • You will also have experience in outreach and public engagement.
  • You must have experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • You will be a member of the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) and hold or be studying for AEA certificate or diploma.
  • You must be willing to work extended hours, including weekends at the time of the canvass and elections taking place.

There are plenty of reasons to join us, both professional and personal, including:

  • 36 hour working week
  • Performance related pay
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent training and development
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance – 31 days plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes

For information about this role please contact Neil Kennett, Head of Electoral Services & Elections on nkennett@wandsworth.gov.uk

To apply for this role, please visit the website: https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/, search for the post, click the heading, then click ‘Apply online’ at the bottom of the page.

If you have any problems with the online service, please email Recruitment@richmondandandwandsworth.gov.uk

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 1 August 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment