Senior Electoral Services Officer.3684

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 12/07/2020 23:59
£31,029 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Democratic Services/ Registrars
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
12 Jul
Further Information

Senior Electoral Services Officer

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

Electoral Services in Northumberland is the responsibility of the Executive Director of HR/OD & Deputy Chief Executive Kelly Angus, who acts as the Council’s Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer. Northumberland County Council is a unitary Council with over 250 thousand electors with all out elections for its 66 electoral divisions and 164 parishes, every four years. There are four parliamentary constituencies.

The role
As a senior member of the Electoral Services team you will be required to provide key leadership and support with the effective and efficient delivery of all aspects of the electoral registration process, and all elections, referendums and periodic reviews, in accordance with electoral legislation.
You should have experience in electoral services with a working knowledge of election software systems (ideally Xpress) and possess excellent administrative skills and work efficiently to ensure accuracy and attention to detail. You will be required to manage and prioritise your workload and the workload of others to meet statutory deadlines, and must be able to communicate confidently and effectively with elected members, key stakeholders, and Northumberland residents whilst also supervising staff in the electoral services team.
The post holder must be prepared to work additional hours, including evenings and weekends, during election and canvass periods.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £31,029 (rising to £35,934 )
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
Previous experience of working within an elections team
Election software experience (preferably Civica Xpress)
Be in possession of or working towards an AEA Certificate qualification

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Mark Crawford, Elections Service Manager mark.crawford@northumberland.gov.uk - 07870366060 for an informal discussion and further details can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached guidance

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

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 12th July 2020

Please note
This job is closed for applications.