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Policy Manager
  • Employer: Electoral Commission, The
  • Reference: PEF/POL/03
  • Published: Tue 24/05/2022, 13:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: London salary: £47,261/ Remote working: £44,597
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Home working, Belfast, Cardiff, Corporation of London, Edinburgh

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Policy Manager

Job Title:  Policy Manager

Directorate: Communications, Policy and Research

Fixed-term to end-May 2024, Full-time

Location: London or home-based

Salary: £47,261 (London) £44,597 (home-based)

Are you interested in using your policy analysis and influencing skills to help ensure our elections are well-run?

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. It works to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.

The role

We are looking for a proactive and creative policy professional to lead the Electoral Commission’s response to an exciting range of policy challenges.

This is a vital role within the Commission’s wider policy team. You will oversee the work of a busy and engaged team, developing, managing and delivering the Commission’s response to major new elections legislation and policy changes across the UK. Your team’s work could include developing innovative thinking about the regulatory challenges of new campaign techniques, reporting on the impact of significant changes to elections such as the new imprints requirement for digital election campaign material, and building links and collaborating with other regulators.

The successful candidate

You will work closely with the Head of Policy and the wider policy team to provide expert policy advice and insight to senior colleagues on the executive team and board. You will have an excellent understanding of policy development techniques and legislation processes, strong research, analysis and communication skills, and experience leading a high-performing team. You will bring creativity and rigour to our policy development and analysis work.

You will be able to quickly build strong relationships and navigate complex stakeholder networks, and will work to ensure a wide range of stakeholders are engaged and involved in informing the Commission’s policy responses. You will also work closely with the Commission’s external communications and devolved office teams, to ensure the UK’s governments and elected representatives understand the Commission’s recommendations for strengthening our democracy. You will oversee the development of your team and ensure they continue to deliver high-quality policy analysis and advice.

Working at the Electoral Commission

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

We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed.

The closing date for applications is Monday 6th June at 23.59PM.

Video conferencing tools will be available for the interviews and may be required. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates. Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 20 June 2022