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Reference: 80744

Date Added: 14 October 2021
Closing Date: 1 November 2021

Job Title: Legislation (Policy) Senior Adviser

Working For: Electoral Commission

Location: London

Salary: £38,481

Length of Contract: Fixed term until 31 October 2023

Job Details

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK.

Election-related legislation is currently before the UK Parliament – including the Elections Bill – and the Welsh Senedd. Over the coming months this is likely to be supplemented by a significant volume of new secondary legislation covering a wide range of electoral policy areas.

Job description

We are looking for a Senior Adviser to plan, coordinate and monitor the Commission’s work to respond to the secondary legislation needed to implement key provisions in the UK Government’s Elections Bill and other legislative reforms.

Working closely with Commission teams and Government officials the post-holder will ensure that responses to statutory consultation on secondary legislation are coordinated, and that interdependencies, assumptions and risks are clearly communicated.

Role requirements

To be successful you will need to have substantial experience of planning and coordinating activities involving complex work streams. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and use these to develop a strong and integrated working relationship with a range of Commission teams and Government officials. You will have experience of working with central Government policy and legislative processes. You will have the ability to work independently and flexibly, including under limited supervision and as part of a team.

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

We welcome applicants on secondment from civil service departments

Closing Date: 1 November 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place week commencing 8 November 2021

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

Application Details

You can apply for this role online with a supporting statement showing how you meet the criteria in the job description.

Link to further information and how to apply:


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

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