Date Added: 15 December 2021
: 17 January 2022
Job Title: Policy Adviser
Working For: The Electoral Commission
Length of Contract: Fixed term until end Oct 2023
Directorate: Communications, Policy and Research
Are you interested in using your policy analysis and communication skills to help ensure our elections are well-run?
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. It works to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.
We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic policy professional to contribute to the Electoral Commission’s response to an exciting range of policy challenges.
As a Policy Adviser you will contribute to all areas of the Commission’s policy work, including significant new elections legislation, electoral registration and regulation. You will scrutinise policy and legislation proposed by Governments and Parliaments; help develop responses to consultations on important new secondary legislation; and become expert in a number of key electoral policy areas, including electoral registration and voter ID.
The successful candidate
You will work closely with the Policy Team, as well as colleagues in operational, devolved and English regional teams, as well as press, public affairs and research, ensuring that the Commission’s policy work is informed by operational experience, robust evidence and communicated effectively.
You will have a strong track record of working in policy development and of working with government policy and legislative processes. You will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to work in an environment where close attention to detail and accuracy are critical.
Working at the Electoral Commission
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 would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed.
Closing Date: 17 January 2022
The closing time for applications is 23:59
Interviews will take place week commencing 24 January 2022
Video conferencing tools will be available for the interviews and may be required. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.