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Electoral Services Support Officer
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: DCE/21/165480
  • Published: Fri 17/09/2021, 13:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/10/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,085 – £26,502 a year (Dependent on skills and experience)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Electoral Services Support Officer

An opportunity to play a key role in the local democratic process

You will assist the Electoral Services Team Lead in the preparation and maintenance of the Electoral Register and provide administrative support in the conduct of elections, referendums and other polls. Duties will include: to assist in conducting the annual canvass of all households; processing registration: to undertake data matching, request evidence and handle sensitive personal information, process absent vote applications, process all categories of individual electoral registration in accordance with strict deadlines, considering statutory information required to constitute a complete application and entitlement to register. Assisting with the preparation of running elections: maintaining the staff database, appointing staff, booking venues, preparing stationery.

The successful applicant will need to be computer literate, have excellent oral and written communication skills, a high level of accuracy, work under pressure and be flexible to work extended hours.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a busy and challenging environment. You must be a team player, work on your own initiative and organise your own workload. Political awareness is essential, as you will be dealing with elected councillors, members of the public and other key stakeholders.

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