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Summary


Directorate Regulation and Digital Transformation
Starting salary: £31,406(London); Homebased £29,905
Full time and Fixed Term Contracts - 12months 
Location: Homeworker or London Office (Hybrid)
Closing date: Monday 27 May at 17:00

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.

We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependant on scheme rules).

The Role
The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Senior Adviser Access to Information to administrate the process and issue Freedom of Information and Data Protection requests in effectively and within statutory timeframes.

Who we are looking for
A confident administrator with experience of handling freedom of information and/or data subject access requests or a similar process.

More information on how to apply
If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the job description before applying online.

Closing date: Monday 27th May 2024 at 17:00

Interviews will be held w/c 10 June 2024

We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people who are passionate about democracy. The more diverse our workforce, the better we can adapt to and reflect the needs of society. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and as a staff member you will become part of an inclusive culture, where you will have the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through learning and development.

Please contact Ashley Lardner if you would like to find out more information about this role on  ALardner@electoralcommission.org.uk. 

No Agency Assistance Required: We appreciate the interest of recruitment agencies, however, we are managing this recruitment process internally. We request that agencies refrain from contacting us regarding this vacancy.

 

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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.

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 recruitment@electoralcommission.org.uk (Opens in new window) 

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.

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