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Job title: Registration Adviser x 2 
Directorate: Regulation and Digital Transformation 
Salary: £34,395 per annum (London) /  £31,453 (Homeworking)
Contract: Full- time/ Fixed term until April 2025 
Location: London office or Home based
Closing date: Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 23:59. 

Job info

Are you interested in joining an organisation at the heart of the democratic process, during the next UK Parliamentary General Election?  

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 ensure its integrity.

You would be joining the registration team, who are responsible for registering political parties in the UK. We assess registration applications, including names, descriptions and emblems for use on ballot papers.

We are also responsible for registering other campaigners at elections, and we maintain the registers of parties and campaigners throughout the year.

The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits.  

If this role sounds interesting to you, then we want to hear from you!  
 

Who we are looking for

You will have excellent prioritisation skills with the ability to manage several different tasks, and organise your workload effectively, with minimal oversight.

You will have experience of resolving queries and relaying information to stakeholders in an accurate and timely manner.

You will have excellent communication skills and be confident dealing with stakeholder queries over the phone.  

You will have the motivation and ability to familiarise yourself quickly with the relevant law and guidance relating to party and election finance. 

Find out more on how to apply and view the job application 

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
•    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

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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