Overview

Join our network of around 130 staff members working across everything from guidance, financial reporting and regulation, to communications, policy making and research. We have offices in London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Current job vacancies

Senior Lawyer

Salary: £64,452

Closing date: 25 November

This is a very exciting time to be joining us. As a statutory body, we rely on our Legal Team for high quality legal advice and support to advance our objectives and keep within the law. The Legal Team has a crucial role to play within our work. 

The Senior Lawyer will handle their own caseload of legal matters but will also have responsibility for managing a small team involving at least one lawyer and two legal officers, who will support the Legal Team as a whole. We operate in a niche area so we do not necessarily expect candidates to have extensive experience of electoral law. However, experience of advisory work, litigation, public and administrative, regulatory law, policy and drafting will all be highly relevant.

 

Legal Officer

Salary: £28,461

Closing date: 9 December

As a statutory body, we rely on our Legal Team for high quality legal advice and support to advance our objectives and keep within the law. The Legal Team has a crucial role to play within our work.

This is a very interesting time to be joining us. We have a growing public profile and operate in the full glare of the public spotlight in an increasingly contested regulatory environment.

In the past ten years the Legal Team has grown to reflect our developing needs for legal support. We have recently restructured and the new team will consist of 12 members of staff under the leadership of the General Counsel.

 

How to apply

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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 are invited for an interview, we will ask you to declare any unspent criminal convictions. We will consider any convictions on a case by case basis.