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Director of Electoral Administration

The Electoral Commission
Salary:  c. £95,000 per annum
Location: Central London with travel throughout UK

The Role

The Director of Electoral Administration is the Commission’s lead for the effective administration and regulation of elections and referendums.

Heading up an experienced and skilled team the director needs to ensure that elections and referendums are well run and deliver the Commission’s vision of putting voters first and encouraging voter trust and participation.
He or she will also lead our work to modernise registration and elections and work with a wide range of stakeholders to define and deliver this ambitious agenda.

This an opportunity to play a key role in the effective delivery of elections and referendums across the UK and separately within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

As part of the Executive Team, you will contribute to the direction of the Commission as a whole, and there will be opportunities to lead major organisational change programmes. In your role as the Director of Electoral Administration, you will provide strategic leadership for a team of 48 working across guidance, performance standards and our devolved and regional offices. You will also be responsible for a budget of up to £2M annually.

Your Background

An outstanding leader, you will have an evident track record in electoral administration.  You will have excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to forge relationships with a wide network across the public sector, UK and devolved governments and legislators and partner organisations. You will be someone who is able to design and deliver complex programmes under high levels of external scrutiny.

To discover more about the role and the Commission, please view our jobs pack here.
The closing date for applications is 22 August, 2016.

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