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Electoral Services Assistant

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£27,483 - £29,517 p.a. inc. 
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Sector
Public and Third sector, Central Government
Contract Type
Contract
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Job Details

Job Description

This Job posting is only open to Internal Applicants at Brent Council 

Salary range: £27,483 - £29,517 p.a. inc. 

Contract: Permanent  

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time

Electoral Services Assistant

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

Due to promotion, we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our Electoral Services team.

The successful candidate will play a part in the preparation for, and conduct of, all elections and referendums. You will play a key role in maintaining the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the electoral register.

Brent is a large borough with approximately 236,000 registered electors and 150 polling stations. Last year, we delivered a very successful, Covid-safe election for the London Mayoral and Assembly elections, with staff demonstrating high levels of commitment, strong technical skills and collaboration.

Brent prides itself on its culture and the council is passionate about improving services, putting customers at its heart and supporting its staff. We offer a blend of remote and office based working. This is a politically restricted post.

The Person

To join the team you will need;

-Experience of working in an office environment, including data entry or administration 

-Experience of working as part of a team

- To demonstrate the ability to work with specialist software systems with excellent attention to detail

- Knowledge of election and electoral law  

- An understanding of the electoral process  

- The willingness to work outside standard working hours during election and registration canvass periods

-AEA Certificate in Electoral Administration or willingness to undertake the training

Qualifications  

Closing date: 30/01/2022 (23:50)

Additional Information 

This position is only open to current employees of Brent Council or Temporary Agency Workers currently working in Brent Council. External candidates are not permitted to apply for internal only roles. Forwarding ‘internal only’ roles to external candidates may lead to disciplinary action being taken.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

Job Description 

Company

What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
 
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 


Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB
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