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Current job vacancies

Electoral Commissioner, Northern Ireland 

Location: Northern Ireland 

Salary: £398 per day, 2-3 days per month

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK, accountable to parliament. We promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity. A small yet high-impact organisation, our work is wide-reaching and of significant public interest. We work to support a healthy democracy, where elections and referendums are based on principles of trust and participation, with no undue influence and placing the voter first. 

The Commission is seeking to appoint a new Electoral Commissioner with special responsibility for Northern Ireland. As a Commissioner you will bring a track record of senior level involvement in the public, not-for-profit or private sector and will be able to contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the organisation. 

You will be comfortable with scrutiny from the regulated community, politicians and the wider media and the accountability this entails. Your senior level networks throughout Northern Ireland and possibly elsewhere in the UK will help the Commission build and deepen its relationships and demonstrate its accountability for its work.

These are important times for democratic politics – if you have the motivation and passion for this area of public life, we want to hear from you.

For further information about this appointment, including how to apply, please download the candidate pack. There is also a political activity form, an equality and diversity monitoring form, and a declaration of interests form to complete as part of the application process.

Closing date is 5pm on Wednesday 14 October. Anticipated interview date is 2 November.

Current job vacancies

HR Operations Manager 

Salary: £47,261 per annum (rising to £48,720 after 12 months), 
Full Time Permanent
Location: London
Closing Date: 23:59pm, Friday 2nd October 2020 

We are looking for an HR Operations Manager to join our busy team at the Commission. You will be responsible for providing a consistent focus on, and cover to, the HR Operations aspect of the HR function. This is a key role in ensuring that the operational aspects of HR work such as pensions, payroll and contract variations are carried out in an accurate and timely way. In addition the role will often be the first point of contact for managers and staff seeking advice as well as having the opportunity to get involved in/lead discreet projects that support the overall People Strategy.

Find out more about this job and appy.

How to apply

Equality and diversity

We welcome applications from everyone. 

We will ask for your personal details including your nationality, ethnicity and any disabilities. These details will not be shared with the interviewers.

If you have a disability, let us know at the application stage so we can make adjustments for you. This may include accepting your application by post.

Your application

Applications should include a supporting statement. This should include examples of how you have demonstrated the role’s person specification, including:

  • essential skills
  • behaviours
  • knowledge

To be fair to all candidates, we can’t accept job applications submitted after the closing date.

What happens after you apply

Shortlisting will be completed as soon as possible after the closing date. Only candidates who have been invited for an interview will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, your application has not been successful. 

We will always let you know when we’d like to contact your references.

If you have taken part in certain political activities, such as holding office in a political party or holding a relevant elected office, it may mean that you can’t work for us. To discuss this before applying, contact our HR team.

If you’re successful, you’ll need to complete some pre-appointment checks. This includes a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In Scotland, this is a Disclosure Scotland check. In Northern Ireland, it’s an Access NI check.

Higher security clearance may be required for some roles. We will only ask you about convictions and cautions that are not protected. Having a criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from working here. It depends on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Read our Employing Ex-Offenders Policy for more information.