Service Care Solutions Ltd

Electoral Services Officer

Job title - Electoral Services Officer
Location - Rochford, SS4
Contract - Temporary ongoing
Hours - Full Time 37 hours
Start Date: ASAP

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and skilled Electoral Services Officer to join a reputable local authority on a temporary basis.

This role offers the chance to play a pivotal part in the democratic process within the area.

Duties would include:

  • To keep up to date with all relevant electoral legislation, including that relating to Individual Electoral Registration (IER).

  • To publish and maintain the annual Register of Electors and monthly updates

  • To assess applications for inclusion on the Electoral Register, including those of special category electors such as service and overseas electors, to ensure eligibility to register both in paper and through the ERO portal.

  • To assist assist with all administrative aspects of the organisation of elections and the associated counts (Local, County, Parliamentary, European and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner) and local and national referendums

  • To organise the booking, allocation and delivery of equipment and supplies, and payments to polling stations across the District

  • To deal with enquiries from candidates, agents and elected members on the electoral registration and election processes

  • To provide advice to the public on absent voting applications (including the application of waivers for those with disabilities), registration applications (including the anonymous registration and opt-out provisions) and purchase of the Register, through the ERO portal and paper applications.

  • To supervise public access to the register to ensure confidentiality of personal data

  • To maintain the election staff database and assist in the recruitment and selection of approximately 150 temporary staff to various election duties, ensuring compliance with recruitment procedures

  • To operate the electoral registration and electoral management computer system, applying any upgrades when required

  • To assist with the delivery of training courses to staff and Members

  • To be responsible for maintaining the electoral services area of the Council's website

  • To be proactive in the development and implementation of projects to improve participation in the democratic process, including involvement in promotional activities with voters particularly in groups that are under-represented

  • Other projects outside the area of electoral services as required and directed by the Assistant Director

Essential criteria and experience:

  • Good standard of numeracy and literacy (GCSE Level 4 or above in English and Mathematics).

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience of working in a team and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of electoral legislation and the rolling registration and absent voting processes.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.

If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Lewis at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to

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