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Electoral Services Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
31/08/2021
Advert End Date:
28/09/2021 23:59
Salary:
£42,821 to £46,845 p.a. (Grade 14)
Allowances:
n/a
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Democratic Services/ Registrars
Vacancy ID:
212382
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Post Number:
RES/21/496
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
28 Sep
Further Information

Durham County Council are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who is adaptable, innovative, and can work under pressure as the Councils Electoral Services Manager.

In conjunction with the Returning Officer and team you will plan, manage and successfully deliver County Council, Parish, Parliamentary, Police & Crime Commissioner elections and Referenda.

We are looking for someone with far ranging experience of dealing with election planning, canvass, electoral registration, managing people and budgets, and has the knowledge, expertise and innovation to provide for a modern service. The postholder must be able to develop relationships across the council and with external partners, have proven ability to work with Members, and Senior Officers, and is proactive in community engagement to increase levels of voter registration and participation in elections.

The successful candidate will manage a well established Electoral Services Team, ensuring the delivery of high quality, modern, and professional electoral services for the Council.

Significant knowledge of the practices and legal requirements relating to Electoral Registration and Elections is key to this role.

The successful candidate must have a relevant professional qualification at degree level or equivalent and AEA qualification.

To arrange an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Ros Layfield, Democratic Services Manager via email Ros.Layfield@durham.gov.uk.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 267241 / 267918 or email pesresources@durham.gov.uk.

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