Job Title: Electoral Services Officer (part-time)
Job reference: 001983
Service Area: Law and Governance
Salary and Grade: G6: £31,575 to £32,424 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Hours per week: 22
Location: Work from home/ Oxford - Town Hall
This is an exciting opportunity to join our busy team running elections and electoral registration in Oxford.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to build your career in electoral services. You will join a small team who are responsible for compiling the electoral register and running the local and national elections and referenda in Oxford. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills, and get involved in projects such as implementing boundary reviews and responding to new legislative proposals such as voter ID and votes for life.
We are ideally looking for someone who has experience in a similar role, however we are also happy to consider applications from those both wishing to start their career in Electoral Services and those wishing to gain the AEA Certificate in Electoral Administration. All candidates should have excellent IT skills, good attention to detail and possess the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. You will need to have the confidence and skills to effectively allocate work to temporary elections staff.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For this role the successful applicant will be expected to do a combination of working at the Town Hall in the centre of Oxford and from home. They should ensure therefore that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 09 November 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 29 November 2021 and 30 November 2021
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Martin John on 01865 252518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic minority and other underrepresented groups. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.