Electoral Service Officer
Are you passionate about the importance of a strong democracy? Can you cope under pressure?
We are looking for a committed team player to join the Electoral Services team based in Richmond with the delivery of electoral registration and elections.
We seek a motivated person to embrace and adapt to the requirements of Individual Electoral Registration legislation and the demands of elections.
You will be required to provide effective and high-quality software support. Experience using Xpress software would be desirable, but it is not essential. You must have a good level of IT literacy. Experience of data matching and data mining is desirable but not essential.
Good communication skills are essential when dealing with the public, councillors, candidates, election agents and officers within the Council. The ideal candidate will also be required to engage with the public and be committed to reaching out to underrepresented groups to promote electoral registration.
You must have experience of working to tight deadlines. You must be flexible in your day to day working and be prepared to work extended hours, including weekends when required, especially at the time of the annual canvass and in the period leading up to elections taking place.
You will be enrolled as a member of the Association of Electoral Administrators and in order to progress you will be required to study for the AEA certificate.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities and venues. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 16th August 2020
Shortlisting Date: 20th August 2020
Interview Dates: 27th August 2020
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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
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