Electoral Services Officer

Watford Borough Council
Watford, Hertfordshire
£28,779 - £32,245 per annum Plus Benefits
08 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Electoral Services Officer 
Town Hall, Watford  

Do you have an outstanding eye for detail and an understanding of the electoral process? Looking to develop an interesting career with a well-established organisation as an Electoral Services Officer? If so, read on.  

About Us  

We are Watford Borough Council, a public sector organisation dedicated to making the Watford area a great place to work and live.  

We’re now looking for an Electoral Services Officer to join our team and support the successful running of the electoral registration and elections held in our Borough. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of £28,779 - £32,245 per annum 
- Pension scheme with generous employer contribution  
- Flexible working  
- Career development opportunities  
- Season ticket loan  
- Cycle to work scheme  
- Discounted leisure centre membership  
- Employee volunteering schemes  
- Access to a branded shopping discounts platform and discounted activities and days out  
- 28 days’ holiday (rising to 33 with service)  

This is a brilliant opportunity to broaden your skill-set and play an important part in the democratic process on a local level.  

We strive to be an employer of choice and are proud of our high staff satisfaction and motivation levels. As well as the above benefits, we offer an agile working environment with a flexible, family-friendly approach.  

What’s more, we provide excellent training and development opportunities to enable our employees to grow and realise their professional goals.  

The Role  

As an Electoral Services Officer, you’ll help to compile and maintain the Electoral Register and support the smooth running of all elections and referenda held in the Borough. 

Under the guidance of the Electoral Services Manager, you will  

- Supervise an Electoral Services Assistant, Support Services Officer and any temporary staff who are updating the electoral register  
- Manage the absent voting process  
- Respond to queries from members of the public, councillors, offices, candidates for election and election agents  
- Accurately input data on the electoral registration system  
- Complete polling district and polling place reviews  

About You  

To join us as an Electoral Services Officer, you’ll need:  

- Experience of working in an office environment, including data entry or administration  
- To demonstrate the ability to work with specialist software systems with excellent attention to detail
- Knowledge of election and electoral law  
- An understanding of the electoral process  
- The willingness to work outside standard working hours during election and registration canvas periods

Any previous experience of managing or mentoring staff and colleagues would be beneficial to your application.  

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve worked as an Office Administrator, Administrator, Office Co-ordinator, Data Entry Clerk, Admin Clerk, Electoral Services Clerk, Electoral Services Assistant or Office Clerk.  

Please note, this is a politically restricted post under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Webrecruit and Watford Borough Council are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.  

So, if you’re seeking an exciting, new challenge as an Electoral Services Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.  

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week  

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