Date Added: 27 June 2019
: 21 July 2019
Job Title: Policy Adviser
Working For: The Electoral Commission
Location: London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, or Internet
Salary: London Salary £31,146 per annum; Outside of London Salary £28,589 per annum
Purpose of the Role
To provide a flexible policy analysis and development resource which supports projects required to develop expert policy advice by the Commission on electoral administration or political finance issues.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic policy team responsible for providing expert policy advice and recommendations to governments and other stakeholders, with a view to modernising and improving the system for all involved in the electoral process, from candidates to voters.
The post-holder has some autonomy to use their initiative and act independently, within parameters and for activities agreed with their line manager or project manager.
The post-holder will also have limited authority to initiate and develop appropriate relationships with external partners, particularly with relevant government officials.
Key Working Relationships
The post-holder will work closely with all other members of the Policy Team, and will be expected to work flexibly across a range of policy areas. They will also work closely with operational teams in the Electoral Administration and Guidance and Political Finance and Regulation departments and colleagues in devolved and English regional offices, to ensure that operational experience is reflected in the development of the Commission’s policy positions.
The post-holder will work with the Commission’s press and public affairs teams where appropriate and as directed, to support effective communication of the Commission’s detailed policy positions, and with the Research and Evaluation team to ensure the Commission’s policies and recommendations are informed by robust evidence.
The post-holder is expected to be able to maintain constructive working relationships with relevant government officials, particularly those responsible for the development and management of policy relating to electoral administration and political finance regulation. The post-holder may also be required to identify and develop constructive relationships with other external partners which could include local authority officers, political party officials and staff from other regulators, police forces and enforcement agencies.
Closing Date: 21 July 2019
The deadline for applications is 23:59 on the closing date.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22nd July 2019.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
If you are interested in this role please visit our website to download the job description and person specification, before applying online.