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

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Working here

On this page, you will find information about working with us. This includes:

  • our working environment
  • our principles and values
  • learning and development
  • equality and diversity

Our working environment

We promote a high performance workplace, where staff are valued and rewarded as experts in their field.Much of our work is delivered through cross organisational programmes and related projects. This helps us ensure we deliver our corporate objectives in an efficient and effective manner.


We employ around 130 staff across the United Kingdom. We have offices in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London as well as posts throughout England.

Our principles

Trust – people should be able to trust the way our elections and our political finance system work

Participation – it should be straightforward for people to participate in our elections and our political finance system, whether voting or campaigning; and people should be confident that their vote counts

No undue influence – there should be no undue influence in the way our elections and our political finance system work

We always aim to put the voter first.

Our values

We also have a clear set of values which are supported by a comprehensive list of behavioural indicators. These are used to guide how we work with each other and with our stakeholders. They are also an important part of our recruitment process.

Learning and development

Developing our staff is an important part of the way we work. From the moment you join, we will work with you to develop a personal development plan designed to introduce you to everything you need to know.Through our performance management and development scheme, we actively encourage continuous learning and promote professional development.

This includes everything from on-the-job training and a comprehensive set of internal training courses through to online learning and external courses. We also support staff to study for relevant professional qualifications.

Equality and diversity

For us, diversity isn't just an internal policy aimed at staff. It forms a core part of the work we do with stakeholders and on behalf of voters.