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Head of Regulatory Support
  • Employer: Electoral Commission, The
  • Reference: PEF/COM/31
  • Published: Wed 15/09/2021, 14:02 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £64,810
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 3 bunhill row , Islington

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Head of Regulatory Support

Job Title: Head of Regulatory Support

Directorate: Regulation

Full Time & Permanent 

Salary:  £64,810

Location: London


The Electoral Commission is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, sets standards for well-run elections and encourages people to register to vote.

Job Description

The Head of Regulatory Support will be required to deliver an effective, data-driven, risk-led, consistent and proportionate proactive regulation of the rules on political finance. You will lead a team focusing on engaging with political parties and campaigners to support them in following electoral law, with a focus on the development and delivery of new and innovative tools designed to meet the needs of different types of stakeholders.


In addition, your team will write publish guidance for political parties and campaigners on registration and political finance; deliver clear and robust advice; and carry out risk based audits and reviews of political parties’ and campaigners’ financial processes.


You will also be part of the senior leadership of the Regulation Directorate, and a member of the Senior Leadership Group of the Commission. You will be expected to actively contribute to the leadership of the Commission.



Role Requirements

You will need to have substantial experience of working with a wide variety of stakeholders and external partners, including influencing and relationship management. You will be able to demonstrate strong management and leadership skills and have the ability to take evidence-based, proportionate decisions within a statutory framework.

This is a full-time permanent position which could be considered on a job-share basis.

 More information and how to apply

If this role sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please register on the vacancies page on our website and complete an application which includes a supporting statement showing how you meet the criteria in the job description.


We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension (dependent on scheme rules).

For further information, please contact Louise Edwards, Director of Regulation via

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 11:59 1st October 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing 18th October 2021


We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.