The Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Manager to join their team.
Job Title: Regional Manager – Eastern Region
Location: Permanently based at home
Salary: £47,694 per annum
Job Type: Permanent - Fulltime
Regional Manager - 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.
The Electoral Adminstration and Guidance Directorate is responsible for the provision of guidance and support to Electoral administrators to enable them to provide excellent electoral and registration services. The English Regional Teams undertake this work across England.
Regional Manager - The Role:
The Regional Manager – Eastern is responsible for delivering the Commissions priorities in the English Eastern region, through the ongoing provision of advice, support and challenge to local authorities in the delivery of electoral and registration services.
The post-holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the nature of their region and the challenges faced by the relevant local authorities. This will assist and enhance the risk based approach to performance monitoring and support against the performance standards and will enable the Commission to better challenge them to meet the standards. The Regional Manager – Eastern leads one Regional Liaison Officer who supports this work.
The successful candidate will need to develop and maintain effective relationships with key external stakeholders, including Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officers and local authority chief executives.
The role will ultimately require frequent travel within the Eastern region and beyond, however initially engagement will be undertaken virtually as a result of the current Public Health situation.
Regional Manager - Who we are looking for:
You will have a strong understanding of how local government works across Great Britain alongside a knowledge of electoral administration within that context.
The successful candidate will need to have experience of working autonomously, be able to build and maintain working relationships and to influence a range of stakeholders on a regular basis.
The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 August 2020. Interviews will be held in the week of 1-4 September 2020. Interviews will be held virtually using video conferencing tools.
Please note we do not accept CV’s, to submit your application for this exciting Regional Manager opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now to be redirected to our website.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.