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Electoral Services Manager

Salary: Up to £42,942 per annum (dependent on experience) 

37 hours per week with additional requirements over the election period (with additional allowances and overtime). We also welcome applications from those candidates interested in flexible working

Do you want a key management role at the heart of democracy? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at North Hertfordshire District Council.

We are looking for someone with a positive and adaptable approach who is innovative and able to perform under pressure.  In this role you will work in conjunction with the Returning Officer to plan, manage and successfully deliver  Parish, District, County Council, Parliamentary, Police & Crime Commissioner elections and Referenda.

You will need experience of dealing with the canvass and Election Registration process and will lead the delivery of initiatives which encourage the engagement of local people in the democratic process.

The successful candidate will manage the Electoral Services Team, ensuring the delivery of high quality and professional electoral services for the Council. Significant knowledge of the law and practice relating to Electoral Registration and Elections is key to this role.

We welcome applications from those candidates interested in flexible working.

Special Conditions: 
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance including Christmas close down period, flexi-time, home working, leisure concessions and more.
Salary Range: 
£36,480.00 - £42,924.00
Closing Date: 
Monday, 11 October 2021 - 12:00pm
Interviews to be held on: 
Friday, 22 October 2021
Reference Number: 
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Melanie Stimpson, Democratic Services Manager on 01462 474208.

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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