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Electoral Services Officer

Employer
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£26,544 - £30,618 per annum.
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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Sector
Public and Third sector, Central Government
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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About Us:

The essential work that underpins democracy

In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. Half our 160,000 residents were born outside the UK and there are over 90 languages spoken across the borough. This makes maintaining the Electoral Register and organising elections and referenda particularly challenging.  

The Role:

We’re now looking for an experienced Electoral Services Officer to support our Electoral Services Manager with all aspects of electoral registration and election work, including the Register of Electors and the annual audit. You will assist with the supervision of some 50 temporary staff during our annual canvass and contribute to outreach activities to increase public awareness of electoral registration, particularly in under-represented groups.

You’ll be encouraged to extend your experience and skills. We offer the opportunity to undertake training in all aspects of electoral administration, including the Association of Electoral Administration (AEA) Foundation course and the AEA certificate.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

You’ll bring experience of administering elections and electoral registration, including a good understanding of electoral processes, legislation and guidance.  As you’ll be working with large volumes of data, accuracy and attention to detail is critical (and will be tested at interview). Excellent ICT skills, including the ability to quickly adapt to new systems and technology, are essential. Workloads vary throughout the year and can be challenging at peak times. You must be ready to meet tight deadlines (sometimes including unsociable hours).  An excellent communicator, you’ll have good customer service skills. 

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk

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