2 x Electoral Support Assistant/Visiting Officer
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Closed for applications on 08/10/2023 23:59
£20,812 to £21,189 p.a. (Grade 2) pay award pending
County Hall, Durham or one of the Council Locality Offices within County Durham plus Hybrid Working
Do you want to join a team to make a difference and are passionate about delivering quality services? If so, then a great opportunity has arisen to join the Electoral Services team at Durham County Council, one of the largest Unitary Councils in the country.
WHAT IS INVOLVED:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated individual to play a key role in Durham’s dedicated Electoral Services Team, helping to deliver the County’s elections and electoral registration requirements.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing team.
As an Electoral Services Assistant/Visiting Officer you will provide support for the delivery of an effective and efficient electoral registration and election service as well as carrying out visits to properties in the Council area to properties which have not responded to requests for information from electoral services. The role will be split equally between the office and out of office duties.
The role includes:
• Assisting in the compilation, maintenance and publication of the Register of Electors under Individual Electoral Registration, and to undertake other administrative duties including the annual audit (canvass) of the register.
• Supporting the team with various projects including elections and responding to legislative and guidance changes.
• Providing advice to the general public on all aspects of Electoral Services.
• Working within statutory, Council and Government guidelines and ensuring statutory compliance in the delivery of the service.
• Visiting properties in the Council area to prompt responses to requests for information made by electoral services which have not been returned.
• Carrying out checks for accuracy of the register of electors using in-house information and verifying details with householders.
In order to carry out this role it would be preferable that you have a means of mobility support however this is not essential as the role could be carried out virtually.
Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply for this position.
We encourage you to contact Steven Templeton at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for an informal discussion about this role.
• You must be committed to completing the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) Foundation/Certificate, which involves both tutored study days and individual study.
• You will have strong IT, listening, communication and interpersonal skills, a willingness to learn, demonstrate a customer focus, positive attitude, and a flexible, pro-active approach to your duties, together with an ability to work effectively as part of a small team.
• You must be able to work unsociable hours as this may be required some weekends and evenings during the Canvass period and particularly in the run up to an election.
• There is occasional lifting and moving of boxes and equipment.
• You must hold a current driving licence and have access to a car or means of mobility support.
WHAT WILL I NEED:
You will need 4 GCSE Graded A-C or equivalent.
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.
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.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 16th October 2023.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.
Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENEFITS AND REWARDS:
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual terms and conditions).
Take a look at our comprehensive rewards and benefits package at the link below:-
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION:
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
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