We have an exciting opportunity for an Elections Support Officer to join our Governance team.
The Elections team organise all electoral events in the District which includes elections for County Council, District, Parish, Parliamentary, Police and Crime Commissioner elections and Referenda. You will play a key part in providing a smooth and efficient electoral service across the District.
Working with the Elections manager you will provide a comprehensive electoral service including the efficient and timely preparation and updating of the Electoral Register in accordance with statutory deadlines using an electoral software system. You will also play a lead role in organising the elections and referenda held in the district in accordance with legislative and local requirements.
The work can be demanding and has peaks to meet legislative election and registration deadlines, therefore the successful candidate must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and positive. A flexible approach to working hours is also essential as the role will involve working outside of your normal office hours during the Election delivery period.
The experience you will bring
You will have significant previous administrative experience of working in a legal or governance environment together with proven experience of working in customer facing roles. With a good understanding of electoral processes you will ideally have the AEA Certificate of Electoral Administration qualification – if you haven’t we will provide the opportunity to gain this.
Along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will have strong organisational skills, have a high degree of attention to detail and have the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines. Good working knowledge of IT including word and excel and bespoke applications (Electoral Software systems) is required along with a pro-active approach with excellent time management skills.
In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary, along with benefits and a commitment to your continuing development.
Further details for this role can be found in the Job Profile.
Why choose Braintree District Council?
Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach that is led by our staff. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it.
* Competitive pay and benefits
* Flexible working
* Free parking
* Local government pension scheme
* Learning and development for all staff
* Staff recognition schemes
* Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership
* Employee assistance programme
Workstyle: Hybrid working arrangements available (home/office based) subject to business need.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Midnight on Tuesday 28th June 2022