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Are you interested in bringing your communication and stakeholder management skills to an organisation that plays a vital role in the democratic process?

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity.

The successful candidate

We are looking for a proactive and skilled communications professional to help coordinate and deliver stakeholder engagement with the regulated community for the Electoral Commission.

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and as well as part of a collaborative and dynamic team. You will have the motivation and ability to familiarise yourself quickly with the relevant law relating to party and election finance.

You will have communications or stakeholder engagement experience and be looking for the next step in your career.  You will ideally have experience of drafting briefings or organising events; and implementing proactive communications strategies to a range of stakeholders.

The role

As a member of our regulatory support team, you will work closely with the regulatory support manager, and the guidance team to provide support to political parties, campaigners, agents and volunteers. You will be responsible for organising and delivering our advice surgeries and events, which provide proactive advice to stakeholders throughout the year, and ahead of every electoral events on the laws relating to party and election finance across the UK.  You will raise the profile of our regulatory support service to ensure parties and campaigners understand our commitment to providing them with the guidance and resources they need.

This is an exciting time to join the team as the UK Government’s Elections Act 2022 introduces significant changes to the electoral system, including a number of measures that affect parties and campaigners that come into force on 23 November 2022.

Salary: London salary: £32,296 / Remote salary: £29,533.

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To Apply

If you are interested in this role then please click on the Apply button below for more information and to download the job description and person specification from our careers site, before applying online.

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 Wednesday 7 December 2022 at 12pm midday.

We expect interviews to take place w/c Monday 12 December.

We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.

We are keen to continuously increase the diversity of our workforce. Applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority candidates are particularly welcomed.

Please contact Laura Douglas at LMcleod@electoralcommission.org.uk if you have any queries.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 12:00pm on Wednesday 7th December 2022