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Reference: 63392

Date Added: 8 November 2017
Closing Date: 26 November 2017

Job Title: Senior Policy Adviser

Working For: Electoral Commission

Location: London

Salary: London £36,261/outside London £33,755

Job Details

Directorate: Political Finance Regulation.
Permanent role.
Location: Commission office in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast.

Who We Are
The Electoral Commission is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, sets standards for well-run elections and encourages people to register to vote. This has been a busy year at the Commission, with a number of significant elections and referendums having taken place over the last 18 months. Looking ahead, there will be new opportunities for policy development in election law following the devolution of additional powers to the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales.

The Role
We are recruiting a Senior Policy Adviser to provide expert advice on electoral administration and political finance issues. This is an exciting time to join the Policy Team, as we review learning from recent elections and referendums and look at improvements that we want to see in place for future polls. We work with campaigners, election officials, governments and legislators across the UK to identify opportunities to improve the UK’s political finance and electoral administration rules, and to influence the wider public debate about electoral law.

You will lead projects that support the Commission’s strategic objectives of enabling the continued delivery of free and fair elections and referendums, and an increasingly trusted and transparent system of regulation in political finance. The role will include working with governments to develop workable and effective policy for the delivery and regulation of elections in the UK. It will also involve analysing and commenting on draft legislation, including briefing legislators ahead of debates on relevant proposals. You will lead research and analysis projects, and help develop plans to promote the Commission’s policy agenda.

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.

Closing Date: 26 November 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews commencing 11th December 2017.

Application Details

See https://careers.electoralcommission.org.uk/templates/electoral_commission/job_list.aspx.

Website: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk

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