Part-time Senior Communication Officer sought by the Electoral Commission
Are you interested in joining an organisation playing a vital role in the democratic process? 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.
A modern regulator, operating within a unique and changing political context, the Commission has a broad and challenging remit, with a growing profile for this range of activity.
We are currently seeking an outstanding professional communicator to join the Electoral Commission's team as a Senior Communications Officer, part time, to assist the new Public Affairs Manger to successfully deliver the Commission’s objectives. This is a position which will play a crucial part in helping to deliver a more positive, proactive, energetic and campaigning approach to the Electoral Commission’s public affairs activity.
The person in this role will need to use their initiative and excellent judgement to solve problems and achieve outcomes that meet the Commission’s objectives. Reacting to fast-moving issues – such as political finance investigations or electoral administration matters – will be combined with a need to develop long-term plans to build relationships and protect and enhance the Commission’s reputation.
- Engage directly with key senior stakeholders
- Identify opportunities to promote the Commission, its work and the value it brings
- Devise key public affairs campaigns
- Deliver an effective public affairs function to internal clients
- Report to senior management on political activity
- Excellent knowledge of Westminster and Whitehall
- Experience writing briefings and responding to requests for information
- Excellent written skills
- Great interpersonal skills
This is an exciting time to join the Commission and to be part of driving a new agenda to support our democracy. 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.