Uttlesford District Council is looking for an Electoral & Governance Administrative Support Officer to join our team. Uttlesford is a thriving predominantly rural District in north-west Essex equal in size to half of Greater London, with international air (Stansted Airport), road and rail networks.
The principal role will be to maintain the register of electors and the associated property data base, process registration, absent vote and special category elector applications, and deal with all data production and distribution. The role will also involve helping to administer all elections and referendums and liaising as necessary with candidates, agents, election staff and parish councils.
The small but active electoral services team is part of the Legal and Governance Directorate and a key role of the post will be to provide administrative support to Legal and Data Protection Services, such as assisting with the processing of FOI requests. Performing the role will involve some out of hours working depending on workload, notably during election time.
Some previous experience in local government and of electoral administration is desirable but not essential. Suitable training opportunities will be provided. As well as the need to be trained in all aspects of electoral and FOI administration, specific training will be needed to operate the Civica Xpress Election Management System software and the FOI database.
For an informal discussion please contact Phil Hardy on 01799 510434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in this position, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/for-jobs/Applying-for-a-job
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 26 September 2021
Virtual interviews will be held on Tuesday, 5 October 2021.
CVs will not be accepted.
We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
Please note that currently, staff who are able to, are temporarily working from home due to Covid-19. However, there may be certain tasks/situations which will require you to work in the office as and when necessary. These arrangements will be reviewed when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new way of working. Your working arrangements will be as directed by your Line Manager.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.