Electoral Services Manager

Expiring today

Walsall, West Midlands
Up to £52,213 pa plus a £6,000 market supplement
15 Jul 2022
13 Aug 2022
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Electoral Services Manager - Ref: RT04022

  • Salary up to £52,213 pa plus a £6,000 market supplement
  • Full time, permanent

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Electoral Services Manager to manage our Electoral Services Team to ensure free, fair elections and referendums take place in accordance with statutory procedures and legislation.

This is a front-line service supporting our citizens and to be successful you will need highly developed communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships at all levels with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  

You will be responsible for elections, electoral events, election planning, canvassing and electoral registrations and will need to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience of managing Electoral Services, ideally holding a recognised qualification such as the AEA Diploma.

Managing the service and you team with drive, purpose and enthusiasm is a pre requisite for this role.

On offer is a very competitive salary of up to £52213 and a market supplement payment of £6k (reviewable every 2 years) plus a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Minimum 28 days leave per year (increasing to 33 days with 5 years’ service)
  • 9 concessionary days leave 
  • Flexible working scheme that may provide up to 12 additional leave days per year
  • An award winning pension scheme
  • A welcoming modern work environment, agile working and updated technology
  • Training and development opportunities

Walsall Council is a great place to work and this is a great opportunity for the right person. Is it you?    

Contact either Susan Wright – Electoral Services Manager on 07432 460966 or
Javed Iqbal – Head of Law on 07737 332642 for an informal chat.
Alternatively via email: susan.wright@walsall.gov.uk or javed.iqbal@walsall.gov.uk

Walsall Council continues to transform, driving innovation, agile working, modern workspaces, upgraded technology and the implementation of a wide range of digital solutions ensure we are able to deliver the best possible services for our residents.

We are fully committed to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers and we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

View Job Description & Employee Specification

  • Closing date for applications: 13 August 2022
  • Interview dates to be confirmed

Legislation imposes restrictions on political activity for certain local government employees. This position is designated as a politically restricted (sensitive) post as set out in Part 1 the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 (LGO(PR)R 1990) [SI 851] and S.30 of the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.  A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

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