Contract: 1 x Permanent/full-time; 2 x Fixed Term/full-time (12 months contract) Salary: £29,911 per annum
Location: London, Cardiff, Belfast or Edinburgh
Closing date: Wednesday, 21st February 2024 at 11:59pm.
We are recruiting for three Political Analysts to join our Regulatory Action team during an exciting and busy election year. This small team has a number of differing but equally important roles supporting and enhancing the work of other teams in the Regulation directorate.
The team is responsible for:
- monitoring campaigning and other activity by political parties and campaigners where it relates to the political finance regime, particularly around major electoral events when the team is also expanded.
- contributing to driving our digital transformation.
- ensuring that our internal processes are effective so that our regulatory work is of high quality and conducted consistently.
- our liaison work with the police, in dealing with areas where our work and theirs overlaps.
The Political Analyst roles are focused on the first two of those responsibilities. The workload is varied and becomes intense during major electoral events. It can involve dealing with politically sensitive matters.
We are looking for committed individuals interested in elections and the link between UK politics and technology. You will have a strong detailed-oriented approach and excellent communication skills to contribute to the collection of regulatory intelligence and the monitoring of regulated entities’ campaign activities and their compliance with PPERA in the run-up to UK elections.
You do not need experience in the political finance regime, but you will have the ability to learn quickly and excellent organisational skills, with a proven track record of delivering results against challenging timeframes and competing demands.
After you apply
Applications should include a supporting statement. This should include examples of how you have demonstrated the role’s person specification, including:
• essential skills
To be fair to all candidates, we can’t accept job applications submitted after the closing date.
We will let you know whether or not you have been invited for an interview shortly after the closing date.
We hold some of our interviews online using video conferencing, and other interviews in person at one of our offices. We’ll let you know when and where your interview will be.
Sometimes, we’ll ask you to complete a task for your interview. For example, preparing a presentation on a specific topic. We’ll give you instructions about the task when we invite you to interview.
Our interviews are competency based. We will ask you questions to understand more about your experience, and how it relates to the essential criteria in the person specification. Questions will also cover the values, behaviours, and skills required for the role. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the role or working with us at the end of your interview.
We will let you know the outcome of the interview as soon as possible. Usually, within two days after the final interview has been completed. We’re always happy to give feedback if requested.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.