Senior Democracy Officer (Elections)

Telford, Shropshire
£30,451 to £32,234 per annum
21 Jun 2021
05 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Legal & Democracy

Senior Democracy Officer (Elections)

£30,451 to £32,234 per annum

Scale SO2

37 hours per week

Telford & Wrekin has a history of ambition and innovation. Home to the historic World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the birth place of the industrial revolution and, today, one of the fastest growing boroughs outside of London with an unmatched reputation for attracting inward investment and growth.  Two thirds of the borough are rural and offers unrivalled access to green space whilst Telford town centre is a regional destination offering burgeoning night life and a retail offer second to none.

Telford & Wrekin Council is equally ambitious, being one of the first authorities to move to become a “commercial Council” to secure income to protect investment in our frontline services. This investment has seen both our children and adult safeguarding services ranked as “outstanding” by OFSTED and the CQC. We are an authority that works hard with, and for, our local community to get things done and make Telford a great place to live.

Following significant investment into the Policy & Governance directorate, a number of vacancies have arisen within the Legal & Democracy Team, one of which is a Senior Democracy Officer (Elections) in the Democracy Team.

Reporting to the Elections Team Leader, the post-holder is to provide clerical and administrative support in the delivery of both electoral registration and the conduct of elections and referenda.

Major tasks include 

  • To work within the Democracy team providing clerical and administrative support to the Council, its officers and Members, with a primary focus on Elections.
  • To assist the Elections Team Leader (ETL) and the Democracy Team Leader in the performance of their duties and deputise for them when required.
  • To process forms and data relating to electoral registration and prepare and publish the Annual Register of Electors.
  • To plan and oversee work undertaken to encourage full registration of all those entitled to vote and attainers on an on-going basis
  • To produce and despatch individual registration updates each month, either by post or electronically

For further informaton on the role please click on the job description and person specification which is available below.

Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.

We are committed to equality and diversity.

Supporting documents
1057 Senior Democracy Officer Elections.docx