Electoral Services Manager - South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £37,568 - £41,591

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual as our next Electoral Services Manager.

This is an exciting time to join a forward-thinking, innovative and dynamic organisation and an opportunity to shape electoral services across two high performing Councils. You will be joining an enthusiastic team that are keen to seize every opportunity to encourage democratic engagement.

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual with excellent people management skills and demonstrable experience in Electoral registration and Elections who can manage and develop our Electoral Services Team.

The successful candidate will manage a team responsible for all aspects of electoral administration. They will have an in depth and up to date knowledge of election law, practice and procedures and extensive working knowledge and experience of electoral administration and managing elections, including use of relevant software for maintenance of registers, annual canvass of electors and organising elections.

With significant working knowledge of the elections sector, you should be experienced at supervising a team, have excellent IT and data matching skills and be confident at interpreting legislation and communicating this to colleagues, politicians and the public.

In return, we can offer a strong focus on professional development; we are keen to support training, including internal leadership and management opportunities.

We have a generous annual leave package (in addition to statutory bank holidays) and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

With offices in both Totnes and Tavistock, we encourage flexibility, including modern technology to support agile working. Our offices are newly refurbished and friendly spaces, including free coffee machines!

There are various benefit schemes from bikes to electric cars and staff are able to take advantage of the most up-to-date technology.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, have any questions about working at South Hams and West Devon Councils or would like to discuss this opportunity further, please do contact Drew Powell, Director of Strategy & Governance, via Katharine.pearce@swdevon.gov.uk to arrange an informal conversation.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationSouth Hams West Devon Council
  • Work LocationSouth HamsDevon
  • Work Postcode

    Remote Working / Totnes

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupManagement & Senior Management

  • Salary Details

    £37,568 - £41,591

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required