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Electoral Services Deputy Manager - Ref: RT01724

Employer
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall
Salary
£42,403 - £47,420 per annum (plus £3,000 market supplement)
Closing date
14 Jun 2024
Reference
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Electoral Services Deputy Manager, Electoral Services - Ref: RT01724

G10 SCP SCP 34-39: £42,403 - £47,420 per annum (plus £3,000 market supplement)

Full time, permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our busy electoral services team. You will work in a small team which is responsible for compiling an accurate register of all eligible electors in the areas, implementing statutory procedures surrounding the registration of electors and absent voters along with the administration of free and fair elections and referendums in accordance with complex legislation. Electoral Service is a front-line service, supporting the citizens of Walsall, working with a range of different customers and stakeholders. You will have a professional, friendly and polite manner.

As the Electoral Services Deputy Manager, you will have extensive experience in supporting the management and delivery of complex projects with a rich background of working at a senior level in Local Government. You will also support the Electoral Services Manager in the day to day operations of Electoral Services in relation to the planning and logistical operations of the annual electoral registration canvass; the publication of the electoral register and the administration of local, regional and national polls, ensuring that all statutory requirements are met whilst keeping the services project plan and long term strategy under review.

You will be politically aware, have a sound knowledge of election and/or wider local government legislation with the ability to interpret and apply it. You will have or be willing to work towards the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) Certificate of Electoral Administration. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and has the ability to lead and motivate the team to work to the best of their abilities. A customer orientated approach is essential along with excellent communication skills to engage with people at all levels of the Council.

Due to the nature of the role, during Election periods you will need to have the ability to work well under pressure and balance conflicting priorities. A flexible working attitude and the ability to work outside of normal core office hours will be essential.

All candidates should have excellent IT skills, good attention to detail, a history of managing large scale projects and possess the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

There are excellent opportunities for the successful candidates to develop their careers within the council.

Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision. As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:
  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering a minimum 28 days leave per year (for this post) plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award winning pension scheme
  • Recent development of the working environment which has created a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that allows agile working
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers - we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve

We advertise vacancies because we want the best talent available. If that's you, we're waiting for your application.

Should you have any queries or questions about the roles, please contact:

Javed Iqbal - Head of Law
Tel: 07737 332642 or email javed.iqbal@walsall.gov.uk.uk

OR

James O’Sullivan - Electoral Services Manager
Tel: 01922 655475 or email james.osullivan@walsall.gov.uk

Closing date: 14 June 2024

Interview date: W/C 1 July 2024

View Job Description & Employee Specification

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.

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.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

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Walsall
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