An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Council working in a dynamic role within a forward-thinking and innovative team providing statutory electoral registration and election services.
We are looking for someone with suitable experience who wants to develop their career and enthusiastically take on responsibilities within the elections team.
Contracts: 1 x Permanent
Full-time, 37 hours per week
Location: Hove Town Hall
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Brighton & Hove City Council’s Electoral Services are looking for an outstanding candidate to become a vital member of the team - as preparations begin for local council elections in May 2019. The successful applicant will be given responsibility for the service's daily electoral registration and election administrative processes, will deal with queries from members of the public and be provided opportunities to improve procedures as the team continues to modernise.
Reporting to the Assistant Electoral Services Manager you will be able to demonstrate good administrative, customer services and problem solving skills and be able to work in a systematic manner with an attention to detail. Working to tight legislative timetables, you will need to be adaptable to changing priorities and have a flexible and positive approach to delivering all functions of electoral services. You should also be a team player who is committed, positive and motivated with excellent IT and communication skills, together with an ability to organise and manage your own workload to deliver high quality work to strict deadlines.
You will be based in our modern open plan offices in Hove and benefit from flexible working and a newly established space for preparation of election and canvassing equipment. On joining our open and friendly team you will be given opportunities for formal and informal training. This training should help further your own and the team’s development, as we continue to ensure that Brighton and Hove citizens are enabled to take part in the democratic process.
During busy periods such as before and during elections and canvass periods you will be expected to work additional hours which will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Annual leave may be restricted during busy periods.
Please contact Michael Appleford, Electoral Services and Local Land Charges Manager, on 01273 291997 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an informal discussion about the role.
Closing date: 23 January (midnight)
Interviews: week commencing 28 January
This is a politically restricted role.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.