Electoral Services Officer
£30,585-£31,557 per annum
Newham is an innovative and culturally diverse borough located in the East of London. It has an elected Mayor, two parliamentary constituencies and is the lead borough for the City and East Constituency of the Greater London Assembly.
About the Job
This is a key role, which will support the Principal Electoral Services Officer, we are looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic Electoral Services Officer, able to work under pressure and as part of a team.
You will assist the electoral services team in delivering all aspects of its work with the management in all electoral processes including Parliamentary, GLA, Local Elections and Referenda. As well as the compilation of the Register of Electors, updating absent vote data and administration of the property database, polling places and boundary reviews.
You will be required to provide effective and high-quality software support. Experience using Xpress software would be desirable. You must have a good level of IT literacy. Experience of data matching and data mining is desirable, but not essential.
Good communication skills when dealing with the public, Councillors, candidates, elections agents and officers within the Council.
You must have experience of working to tight deadlines. You must be flexible in your day to day working and be prepared to work extended hours, including weekends when required, especially at the time of the annual canvass and in the period leading up to elections.
A willingness to study for, or already hold, the Certificate of Electoral Administration.
You will have experience of supervising staff and experience in the conduct of elections.
Closing Date: 11th December 2020
Please view Electoral Services Officer Job Description
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).