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Electoral Services Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
30/10/2020 23:59
Grade 6 (SCP 22 - 25) £27,041 - £29,577
Job Category:
Democratic Services/ Registrars
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland Civic Centre
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Job details 

Closing date:
30 Oct

Further information

An opportunity has arisen for an Electoral Services Officer. The job will mostly involve the conduct of elections and the compilation of the Register of Electors, but you will also have the chance to work on a variety of different projects in a very varied role, which will change on a week to week basis throughout the electoral cycle.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, comfortable working on several projects at once, have excellent communication and organisational skills and have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, on occasion involving working evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. You should be able to demonstrate your electoral experience and ability to prioritise your own work with minimum supervision.

We are particularly looking for an applicant with a strong background in customer services and to either hold, or being willing to work towards, the Certificate Qualification in Electoral Administration. Ideally you will also possess knowledge of an electoral software package, preferably Xpress, and have excellent keyboard and information technology skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and updating web pages.

For an informal discussion please contact Lindsay Dixon, Senior Manager - Electoral Services and Deputy Electoral Registration Officer on (0191) 561 1142.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the Operational HR Services by Telephone: 0191 561 1755. Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk.

Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted.

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