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Lead Democratic Specialist
  • Employer: Tandridge District Council
  • Reference: CR/21/169964
  • Published: Fri 22/10/2021, 12:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,961 - £50,557
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Council Offices, Surrey

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Lead Democratic Specialist

Do you work in an electoral or democratic services role, with a track record of leading teams and managing projects, particularly for elections and other democratic services?

If you do and you’re looking for an exciting new challenge, we have the opportunity for you.

About the role

This role is a great opportunity for a confident and organised individual to lead vital areas of work for the council, our residents and businesses, while raising your own profile.

It’s an interesting, varied and rewarding role, with the successful candidate responsible for:

  • Leading a small team delivering our democratic and electoral services work and project managing and delivering our electoral events, including local elections and the annual canvass.
  • Acting as a Deputy Returning Officer and Deputy Electoral Registration Officer when required.
  • Supporting the administration and delivery of our committee meetings and other working groups and meetings, managing agendas and providing clerk support.
  • Ensuring our councillors are fully trained, in line with our training programme.
  • Working impartially will all political parties, in what is a politically sensitive role.

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have experience of delivering high quality electoral services which comply with electoral registration and elections legislation, meeting the performance standards set by the Electoral Commission.
  • Are a highly motivated, flexible team player with excellent communication skills and a track record of working with colleagues across a range of professions.
  • Have led teams to deliver complex projects on time and to successful outcomes.
  • Are confident, able to give accurate and timely advice to people of all levels, including senior colleagues, Members of Parliament and young electors.
  • Have a keen eye for detail, with the ability to work well under pressure, managing competing priorities.

This is a permanent, full time post and the successful candidate must:

  • Hold the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) Certificate in Electoral Administration.
  • Be willing to work outside of normal office hours as we approach elections and attend occasional evening meetings.
  • Hold a driving licence and have access to a car.

If this sounds like the kind of challenge you’d like and you want to be part of our dynamic team, we look forward to hearing from you.