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Electoral Manager - Ref: RT03724

Employer
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall
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Closing date
19 Jul 2024
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Electoral Services Manager - Ref: RT03724

£50,512 - £56,239 per annum (pay award pending) - plus a market supplement of up to £6,000 which will be paid for a period of 24 months.

Full time, permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is experienced in running electoral events and who has a wide ranging experience of dealing with election planning, canvass, electoral registration, managing people and budgets. You will lead our electoral services team who are responsible for compiling an accurate register of all eligible electors in the area, 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.

The post holder must be able to develop relationships across the council and with external partners, have excellent communication skills, and be proactive in community engagement to increase levels of voter registration and participation in elections.

The successful candidate will manage a well-established Electoral Services Team, ensuring the delivery of high quality, modern, and professional electoral services for the Council.

You must have the AEA qualification, significant knowledge of the practices and legal requirements relating to Electoral Registration and Elections, vast experience in dealing with all electoral/election events and have the drive and enthusiasm to deliver these successfully.

The nature of the role requires, particularly at election time, the ability to work under pressure and handle conflicting demands.

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:

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

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  • Closing date: 19 July 2024
  • Interview date: W/C 29 July 2024

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.

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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