Service Manager: Electoral Services

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/09/2019 23:59
£41,675 - £50,394
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Democratic Services/ Registrars
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Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
23 Sep
Further Information

Northumberland is the northernmost county of England, bordering Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Scottish Borders with an outstanding North Sea coastline of 103 km and a county of rural natural beauty. The county is steeped in history and heritage and with a population of over 300,000 residents, the council provides a wide range of services across over 5,000 km.

Northumberland County Council is seeking to appoint a Service Manager for Electoral Services to lead our Elections Team through an exciting period of innovative change and development. The successful postholder will lead, direct, advise and manage the Election Services team and deliver a legally compliant, effective, efficient and customer focussed service. Providing professional advice to Elected Members, Senior Managers and service users on matters of strategy, policy and practice relating to electoral services issues is a key component of the role.

Working closely with the Council’s Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer, you will have comprehensive and up to date knowledge of election law, practice and procedures and extensive working knowledge and experience of electoral administration and managing elections. Specific responsibility will include the maintenance of registers, the annual canvass of households, canvass reform and organising elections. There will be support, advice, mentorship, personal and professional development for the successful candidate to ensure that they succeed within the role.

Salary: £41,675 - £50,394 (dependent upon experience)

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Kelly Angus, Executive Director of HR/OD & Deputy Chief Executive (The Council’s Electoral Registration Officer and Returning Officer) on 01670 623 134 or kelly.angus@northumberland.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770975678 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.