The Electoral Commission – Regional Manager – Eastern Region

Employer: The Electoral Commission

Salary: £47,694

Closing Date: Sunday 23 August 2020

Job Details and Requirements

Job Title: Regional Manager – Eastern Region

Directorate: Electoral Administration and Guidance

Permanent fulltime

Location: Permanently based at home

Who We Are

The Electoral Commission is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, sets standards for well-run elections and encourages people to register to vote.

The Electoral Administration and Guidance Directorate is responsible for the provision of guidance and support to Electoral administrators to enable them to provide excellent electoral and registration services.  The English Regional Teams undertake this work across England.

The Role

The Regional Manager – Eastern is responsible for delivering the Commissions priorities in the English Eastern region, through the ongoing provision of advice, support and challenge to local authorities in the delivery of electoral and registration services.

The post-holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the nature of their region and the challenges faced by the relevant local authorities.  This will assist and enhance the risk based approach to performance monitoring and support against the performance standards and will enable the Commission to better challenge them to meet the standards. The Regional Manager – Eastern leads one Regional Liaison Officer who supports this work.

The successful candidate will need to develop and maintain effective relationships with key external stakeholders, including Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officers and local authority chief executives.

The role will ultimately require frequent travel within the Eastern region and beyond, however initially engagement will be undertaken virtually as a result of the current Public Health situation.

Who we are looking for

You will have a strong understanding of how local government works across Great Britain alongside a knowledge of electoral administration within that context.

The successful candidate will need to have experience of working autonomously, be able to build and maintain working relationships and to influence a range of stakeholders on a regular basis.

The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.

To Apply

If you are interested in this role please visit our website; to download the job description and person specification, before applying online.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 August 2020.

Interviews will be held in the week of 1-4 September 2020.

Interviews will be held virtually using video conferencing tools.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.