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Electoral Services Assistant

  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: LDS/23/226031
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 11:32 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £22019 - £25,487 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council is seeking a confident and enthusiastic candidate to join our Democratic Services team, working at the heart of our Council and contributing to the effective delivery of democratic processes, including elections.

The Electoral Services Assistant will play a key role in the administration of the Electoral Register and preparing for the Borough Council Elections on 4 May 2023. You will work as part of a small friendly team in a challenging and busy environment.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with a great attention to detail. You need to be organised, accurate and able to work under pressure to predetermined deadlines.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Processing of electoral registration, absent voting and voter identification document application forms
  • Dealing tactfully with all public enquiries via email, telephone and in person
  • Effectively communicating registration options with all existing and potential new voters
  • Organisation of elements of the May 2023 Borough Council elections

Good numeracy and literacy skills are essential, as is the ability to work confidently with a variety of IT applications and systems. We use Microsoft Office 365 and Civica (Xpress) elections management software. 

This role is a 6 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension or permanency.

In return you will benefit from 24 days annual leave pro-rata, subsidised gym membership and car parking, payment of professional fees, entitlement to join the local government pension scheme, and non-contributory life assurance.

Closing date:                       5 February 2023

Interviews/ assessments:    Week commencing 13 February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and committed team and we look forward to receiving your application. For further details or an informal chat about the role please contact Kerry Blundell, Electoral Registration Officer at kblundell@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or 01372 732152.

Diversity statement

At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.

Downloads

  • Electoral Services Assistant Role Profile and Person Specification

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided by completing our application form. Please note, we do not accept CVs for this position.

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  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: LDS/23/226031
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 11:32 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £22019 - £25,487 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

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