Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils

Electoral Services Manager (Wychavon District Council)

The Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£36,371 - £39,816 per annum
18 Jul 2022
07 Aug 2022
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About Us:

Wychavon District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

* Agile Working (40% minimum office based)

* Excellent pension scheme

* Generous annual leave entitlement

* Options to purchase additional annual leave

* Regular job-specific training

* Discounted Gym and swim membership

* Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services

* Free annual flu vaccinations

* Health and Wellbeing support

* Cycle to Work scheme

* Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and

* Kaarp discount scheme which provides a range of employee discounts for days out and holidays

The Role:

Electoral Services Manager, Wychavon District Council 

£36,371 - £39,816 per annum

**Welcome payment**

**Relocation package available**  

**Agile Working (40% minimum office based)**

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and inspiring to manage a small permanent team as well as the large numbers of casual staff recruited during election times. 

This role is responsible for the management of all aspects of Electoral Services at Wychavon District Council. This service provides the Districts Electoral Services and conducts all elections and associated services as required.

The post requires someone who has an electoral services background and can demonstrate experience of dealing with the day to day pressures during an election cycle from annual canvases, bye-elections, neighbourhood referendums, absent voter lists to running full elections. 

We ask all our employees to demonstrate commitment to delivering the Council's values of great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement and fairness and respect.


We are also looking for someone who will be responsible for championing and demonstrating the Council’s Leadership Behaviour Framework by inspiring, communicating, collaborating and empowering self and others and leading by example.

Key Requirements:

Key requirements for the role are:

* Association of Electoral Administrators qualification (or willingness/ ability to study for the same)

* Excellent IT skills, with knowledge of electoral services software.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Flexible approach to a variety of work, ability to work evenings and weekends.  Prior to, during and just after any election of any type and annual canvass the post holder will be required to work additional hours outside of normal working hours in evenings and weekends at short notice with constraints on leave during elections.

Skills & Experience:

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Significant experience in Elections and Electoral registration with extensive knowledge of all aspects and roles of Elections and Electoral Registration including having managed or experienced at least 3 major elections or combinations of elections.
  • Good knowledge of Electoral and Registration Law as well as Experience of using electoral services management software
  • Experience of managing and leading a team of permanent staff including trainees and casual / temporary staff.
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders including elected members and parish councils.
  • Experience of writing and presenting reports
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies / guidance. As well as writing and presenting reports
  • Providing legal advice on electoral matters.

Additional Information:

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Meesha Patel on 01386 5655476


Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022


Interview date: Monday 15 August 2022

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