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Electoral Services Visiting Officer

Your differences make us different - #achievetogether

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

‘New Year, New You!’

  • Are you interested in being part of a team that plays a vital role in elections and referendums?


  • Do you thrive in a busy and challenging environment?


  • Do you have an appreciation of politics and engaging with people?


  • If the answer is yes, then this is the opportunity for you.

This is an exciting time for the Electoral Services team at North Northamptonshire Council, we have recently undergone a transformation and are investing in growing our service. We are looking for multiple people to join our team and support in delivering comprehensive, accessible, effective and modern electoral registration and elections services.

Elections are a great opportunity to work as part of a team and take a sense of pride in supporting democracy.

Now is one of the most exciting times to join us.

Interviews will be held on the 5th January 2024.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will:

  • Primarily ensure that as many residents as possible are included on the Register of Electors by collecting outstanding returns from households and individuals by undertaking  personal canvassing activities. 
  • Visiting properties (at various times of day), to obtain electoral registration details and assist members of the public with completion of their electoral registration form.
  • Assist the Electoral Services Officer (Engagement) with preparing for and engaging with local residents through a programme of outreach activities.

Please refer to the attached Job description for full details of job responsibilities

About you

You will:

  • Have GCSE or equivalent qualifications in English and Mathematics (Grade C).
  • Have experience of working in the community with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
  • Have experience of processing personal data and a good understanding of the principles of data security.
  • Be flexible to work weekends and evenings.

Part time and full time positions available.

Please refer to the attached person specification for full details of Essential and Desirable skills, qualifications and experience required for this role.

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.

We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.

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