The Electoral Commission

The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Our recruitment process

How to apply

Online application

Your application should be submitted online. You will be able to track its progress. You will need to complete all personal details about your nationality, ethnicity and any disability, which will be retained by our HR department and not seen by the selection panel.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date this means that you have been unsuccessful.

Job description and person specification

Before you apply, you should download a copy of the job description and person specification.

You will be asked to provide a supporting statement and give examples related to the essential skills, behaviours, knowledge and experience outlined in the person specification.

If you do not provide a supporting statement, your application will not be taken through to the shortlist stage.

Political activity

Certain political activities may mean you cannot work for us. Everyone is asked to declare political activities as part of the online application process.

Read our political activity form

Equality and diversity

We welcome applications from everyone. It is very important to let us know if you have a disability at this stage so we can make reasonable adjustments for you.

Flexible working

All roles will state whether they are full-time or part-time. Full-time roles may be suitable for applicants applying on a job share basis.

Shortlisting and interview

Shortlisting will be completed as soon as possible after the closing date, and will be based on the information you have provided in your supporting statement.

The interview questions will be based around the key knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience set out in the person specification. If you are invited to an interview, you will need to bring along:

Queries and feedback

If you have a query or wish to make a complaint about our recruitment process you can contact the HR team by email or on 020 7271 0501. You may also find answers to your queries in the FAQ section.

We are keen to continually improve our recruitment process and welcome any feedback you would like to provide.