Job Title: Communications Officer (Public Affairs)
Directorate: Communications and Research
Full Time & Permanent
Salary: £28,551 per annum
Looking for an opportunity to advance your public affairs skills and keen to work in the fast-moving world of politics? Want to implement engaging public affairs strategies? Then now is an exciting time to join the Electoral Commission’s Communications department.
We are recruiting a communications officer to work in our public affairs team. You will play a crucial part in delivering a proactive and engaging public affairs service for the Electoral Commission.
Ideally, you will already have communications or public affairs experience and be looking for the next step in your career. You will be comfortable working in a fast-moving environment and have demonstrable experience of building relationships with stakeholders.
In this role, you will work closely with parliamentarians, answering their questions and ensuring they understand the work of the Commission. You will lead on communicating the Commission’s key messages and announcements to our stakeholders and will support colleagues in the preparation for stakeholder meetings and select committee appearances. You will also play a role in responding to voter enquiries.
Working at the Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.
You will have the opportunity to learn about all areas of our work. From our regulation of political finance to the support we provide to local authorities as they deliver electoral events. You will also learn about how the Commission operates in the devolved nations and its accountabilities to parliaments and assemblies.
If you are interested in applying for this role please visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/jobs to download the job description before applying online.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 20 January, 2019 at 23:59PM
Interviews will be held on Friday 25 January, 2019
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.