Title: Legislation (Policy) Senior Adviser
Full-time Fixed Term Contract until 31 October 2023
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK.
Election-related legislation is currently before the UK Parliament – including the Elections Bill – and the Welsh Senedd. Over the coming months this is likely to be supplemented by a significant volume of new secondary legislation covering a wide range of electoral policy areas.
We are looking for a Senior Adviser to plan, coordinate and monitor the Commission’s work to respond to the secondary legislation needed to implement key provisions in the UK Government’s Elections Bill and other legislative reforms.
Working closely with Commission teams and Government officials the post-holder will ensure that responses to statutory consultation on secondary legislation are coordinated, and that interdependencies, assumptions and risks are clearly communicated.
To be successful you will need to have substantial experience of planning and coordinating activities involving complex work streams. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and use these to develop a strong and integrated working relationship with a range of Commission teams and Government officials. You will have experience of working with central Government policy and legislative processes. You will have the ability to work independently and flexibly, including under limited supervision and as part of a team.
More information and how to apply
We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension (dependent on scheme rules).
We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed.
We welcome applicants on secondment from civil service departments
The closing date for applications is 1 November 2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 8 November 2021
We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.
You can apply for this role online with a supporting statement showing how you meet the criteria in the job description.