Senior Electoral Services Officer


SO1/2 – £32,301 – £35,949

Within Islington Electoral Services we are looking to appoint a highly
motivated Senior Electoral Services Officer to join it’s small but busy team.
This is a great opportunity for motivated individuals to work in a forward thinking Local Authority to ensure that a high quality, professional and efficient
service is provided to its customers.

The successful candidate will assist the Electoral Registration Officer in the
maintenance of a complete and accurate Register of Electors under the
Individual Electoral Registration system and you will assist the Returning
Officer in the organisation and management of all elections and referendums
in the borough.

As an experienced electoral administrator you will provide highly competent
administrative support to the service covering all aspects of its work including
maintaining the register of electors, absent votes list and monthly alterations
lists, organising and supporting data mining activity, meeting all statutory
deadlines of the election timetable and many other aspects of our work
including some outreach work to encourage elector registration and

You will have proven quick and accurate data entry skills and will update the
bespoke electoral software system, an understanding of which would be an
advantage. You will have excellent customer service skills and will deal with
customers by telephone, email and face-to-face and have the ability to work
as part of a team.

Your normal working hours are 35 hours per week but you must also have the
ability to respond to pressure during peak times and are expected to work
additional hours and occasional weekends at the busiest periods mainly in the
weeks leading up to elections.
If you have the interest and skills to meet our high standards of customer care
and information quality, we would like to hear from you.

To request further information or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Kerry Wickens on 020 7527 3578 or

We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against structural racism.

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.

Islington Council is also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.

Islington also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there may be just cause.

To apply for this position please use the online application process below. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the