Electoral Services Support

Posted 6 March by West Suffolk Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen with West Suffolk Councils to become an Electoral Services Support. You will join our Elections team across West Suffolk Councils. You will join us on a Part Time, Permanent basis, working 29.5 hours per week  and will receive a competitive salary of £17,072 - £17,419 per annum pro rata depending on qualifications/experience (potentially rising to £20,661 per annum pro rata through annual Performance Review awards)

St. Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council are two authorities with a reputation for being forward thinking and innovative. By sharing services under the title of West Suffolk they are taking an increased commercial approach to changes in the public sector environment and have a wide range of exciting initiatives underway.

The Electoral Services Support role:

The Elections team are responsible for providing efficient and effective administration of the electoral registration and election processes.

As our Electoral Services Support, you will be responsible for the accurate inputting and processing of electoral registration data as well as other administrative duties such as maintaining a current list of polling stations, making bookings and processing payments.  You will also assist in the collection of data for statistical returns. You will have the opportunity to complete the AEA (Association of Electoral Administrators) foundation course.   You will be advising and assisting members of the public, parish clerks and Councillors, both in person and by phone and will need good communication skills and proven experience of dealing with the public.

This post is based at both, West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds and Forest Heath District Council offices in Mildenhall.

Our ideal Electoral Services Support:

Good ICT and keyboard skills with experience of Microsoft packages is essential.

Excellent organisational skills and working with precision and speed are essential as is the ability to use own initiative and solve problems, prioritise work load and meet deadlines.  You will need to be a great team player to deliver the much increased workload during election periods.   Experience of working within Elections isn’t necessary as training will be provided. 

What we can offer our Electoral Services Support:

In return our benefits package includes a generous pension scheme, good annual leave and leave purchase scheme, flexible working arrangements, learning & development opportunities and discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills and much more.

There’s never been a more challenging or interesting time to be in local government. If you are driven to deliver successful and innovative solutions to a forward thinking public sector organisation, and are up for the challenge and possess the relevant experience, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Monday 26th March 2018

Interview dates: 11th / 13th April 2018

So if you would like to join our team as our new Electoral Services Support then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share these commitments.

Reference: 34617789

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