Electoral Services Manager

Post Number LP0150
Service Governance
Location Latton Bush Centre, Harlow
Grade 13
Salary £33,249 - £34,886 per annum
Hours 37.5 hours per week (banking 30 minutes per week to be used towards the shut down between Christmas and the New Year)
Closing Date Monday 30 July 2018
Interview Date To be confirmed
Advertised Harlow.gov.uk; LG Jobs; Jobs Go Public; AEA Elections; LinkedIn


Harlow Council is looking for an experienced Elections Manager with the knowledge to run a busy Elections Office. 

In this vital role, you will be ensuring the provision of a full professional elections service for the Council by providing professional advice on elections and the electoral register, supporting the Returning Officer and the Head of Governance in any dealings with political groups and their agents in connection with elections/referenda and managing the Elections Services’ budget. 

Preferably, you will have a sound working knowledge and experience of relevant election work at a managerial level, including the management, co-ordination and administration of all aspects of the electoral registration process, including the successful preparation and completion of the electoral register and the management of all District, County, Parliamentary and Police Fire and Crime Commissioner elections and experience of managing, supporting and developing staff. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key to this role.

A proven track record in electoral administration and demonstrable knowledge of the elections process, procedures and relevant legislation are essential. You will be computer literate with working knowledge of an electoral management system, ideally Xpress.

During election periods you must be able to work additional hours, including evenings and weekends to meet the required deadlines for the election process.You will be professional, flexible with working hours and be able to communicate effectively at all levels.  

If you feel that you have the motivation and knowledge to take the next step in your professional career, then we would like to hear from you.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, flexitime scheme, childcare allowance and reimbursement of professional fees in approved cases.

The post holder will be required to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car or other suitable means of transport.

The job description and employee profile for this role is currently under review. 

To apply

To apply please email your completed application form to recruitment@harlow.gov.uk or by hand to Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: if you are returning your application form via Hotmail please attach the file as a document rather than using SkyDrive.

Alternatively the above application pack is available for collection from Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: Harlow Council does not accept CVs

Contact details

  • Colleen O’Boyle, Interim Head of Governance, 01279 446004
  • Harlow Council HR: 01279 446017