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 and exciting time at the Commission with a number of significant polls having taken place in the last few years.
The Commission’s research team works across all the Commission’s key areas of work. They conduct qualitative and quantitative research, collecting and reporting on a range of data relating to elections and referendums, electoral registration and party and election finance. Their work helps the Commission to monitor trends, develop evidence-based policies and to maintain our current status as the national hub for data and expertise on electoral registration.
This role provides an opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team providing comprehensive research and evaluation services to the Commission. This role will primarily support the collection, collation and analysis of data relating to elections and electoral registration including electorates, turnout, rejected ballots and postal voting. There will also be opportunities to support a range of other research projects including quantitative and qualitative research with the public and feedback from particular groups including candidates and agents.
Who we are looking for
You will have a good understanding of research methodologies with some experience of undertaking research studies. You will also be able to demonstrate strong analytical and good communication skills. The role gives the opportunity for the post holder to gain experience in a range of research projects, with a particular focus on data collation and analysis.
You will also need to build and maintain working relationships and influence a range of stakeholders on a regular basis, including electoral administrators, academics, civil servants at Government departments (e.g. Cabinet Office) and research agencies.
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.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 4th June, 2018.