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Electoral Services and Elections Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you passionate about the importance of a strong democracy and can cope calmly under pressure?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity which will fund you to attend training courses and obtain qualifications with the AEA to further your long-term career?
  • Do you have previous experience of working in electoral administration or an elections environment?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you.

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

We are a forward-thinking team who are supportive of each other both personally and professionally.

You will:

  • Assist the Electoral Registration Officer in the maintenance of a complete and accurate Register of Electors.
  • Assist the Returning Officer in the organisation and management of all elections and referendums in the borough.
  • Provide highly competent administrative support to the service covering all aspects of its work including maintaining the register of electors, absent votes list and monthly alterations lists, organising and supporting data mining activity, meeting all statutory deadlines of the election timetable and many other aspects of our work.

About you:

  • You will have proven quick and accurate data entry skills and will update the bespoke electoral software system, an understanding of which would be an advantage.
  • You will have good working knowledge of electoral law and electoral procedures.
  • You will have excellent customer service skills and will deal with customers by telephone, email and face-to-face.
  • You will be able to organise, prioritise and manage your own work load, and cope well in a high-pressure environment is essential.
  • You will be able to work unsociable and extended hours at election and canvass time.

If you have the interest and skills to meet our high standards of customer care and information quality, we would like to hear from you.

In return, we can offer you flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include home working 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, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities which include funded training courses and qualifications with the AEA from foundation to diploma. Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  18 Aug 2019

Shortlisting Date: 20 August 2019

Interview Date: 27 August 2019

Useful Information:

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.

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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