Job Title: Research Officer
Team: Research and Evaluation
Directorate: Communications, Policy and Research
Salary: £34,395 (London salary) per annum
Full time/Fixed term contract (until 31 March 2025)
Location:Hybrid working with a minimum number of days in attendance at our London office in line with the Commission’s policies
Who we are
The Electoral Commission is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, sets standards for well-run elections, and encourages people to register to vote.
This is a fixed term position in our research team with responsibilities including:
• Undertaking and supporting research projects that draw upon a variety of methodologies;
• Analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data, reporting and dissemination of research findings on time and to high quality;
• Acting as a focal point of expertise on issues that may include party finance, political campaigning, the electoral registration, administration of elections and further aspects of the electoral process;
You’ll need to have knowledge of research methods and some experience of undertaking research studies that use a variety of methodologies.
The ability to build relationships and to represent the Commission is important as is solving problems effectively, using judgement and thinking creatively
You’ll need to be self-motivated in order to take ownership of your work, and you will be a helpful colleague - supporting the work of others and contributing to work across the organisation. You will be able to develop new skills and apply for training opportunities as well as get involved in things that interest you in the wider Commission.
More information and how to apply
If you are interested in this role then please download the job description and person specification, before applying online.
We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension (dependent on scheme rules) which includes a valuable range of benefits.
We provide equal opportunities to all and are keen to continuously increase the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority candidates are particularly welcomed.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 22 November 2023 at 11.59pm.
Interviews and an assessment will take place week commencing 4 December 2023.
We will be holding interviews online. 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.
Please contact Phil Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.