Job Title: Senior Policy Adviser
Directorate: Communications and Research
Fulltime, Fixed-term contract to end-May 2024
Salary: £38,481 (London) and £35,821 (outside London)
Who We Are
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.
We are looking for a proactive and creative policy professional to help lead the Electoral Commission’s response to an exciting range of policy challenges.
You will work as part of a busy and engaged team, developing the Commission’s response to major new elections legislation and policy changes across the UK. Working closely with the policy manager, this could include developing innovative thinking about the regulatory challenges of new campaign techniques, reporting on the impact of significant changes to elections, and building links and collaborating with other regulators.
The successful candidate
You will work closely with the wider policy team, and with colleagues across the Commission, to provide expert policy advice and insight to senior colleagues on the executive team and board. You will provide flexible policy analysis and resource to support projects which develop expert policy advice by the Commission on political finance or electoral administration matters.
You will analyse and comment on draft legislation, including briefing policy makers in Government and key internal stakeholders on relevant proposals and reform. You will lead research and analysis projects, and help develop plans to promote the Commission’s policy agenda. You will be well placed to develop specialist knowledge about election law and policy.
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 Tuesday 23 August 2022 at 23:45.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 5 September 2022.
Video conferencing tools will be available for the interviews and may be required. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.