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Electoral Commissioner

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £374 per day, 4-5 days per month
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 929859
  • Sector: Central Government
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 21/07/2017


Appointment to commence January 2018

The Electoral Commission (the Commission) is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament, responsible for regulating political party and election finance and setting standards for well-run elections. It works to support a healthy democracy, where elections and referendums are based on principles of trust, participation, and no undue influence, and in placing the voter first in everything that it does. In addition to our regulatory work, we spend a significant amount of our time developing plans for the modernisation of our democracy, including how technology might be introduced throughout the election process.

The Commission is now seeking to appoint a new Electoral Commissioner (Commissioner). As a Commissioner you will bring a track record of senior level involvement in the private, public or not-for-profit sector and will be able to contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the organisation.

You will be comfortable with scrutiny from the regulated community, politicians and the wider media and the accountability this entails, and your senior level networks throughout the UK will help the Commission build and deepen its relationships and demonstrate its accountability to Parliament for its work. These are important times for democratic politics – if you have the motivation and passion for the challenge of regulating this area of public life, we want to hear from you.

For further information about the role, please download the candidate pack under Supporting Documentation.

For a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants Jemima Dalgliesh on 0207 932 4319 or James Greengrass on 020 7932 4286.

Closing date is 9am on Tuesday 29th August 2017.