Electoral Services Officer - Gosport Borough Council

Gosport Borough Council

Job details



Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£22,183 - £27,741 Per Annum

Closing date

22 September 2021

£22,183 – £27,741 p.a.

 This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic individual to join our small forward thinking Electoral Services team dedicated to the running of local and national elections in the Borough of Gosport.

Salary will be based on relevant experience and knowledge within the above salary range.  There will be an opportunity to develop and study for a professional qualification under the Council’s post entry training scheme.

This is a permanent position working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, within the Council’s flexible working scheme.

To be considered for this position you will need excellent IT skills, good attention to detail, be able to work accurately and systematically and possess the ability to work under pressure to meet statutory deadlines. An interest in the electoral process would be an advantage. Political awareness with sensitivity and impartiality is also required.

Election times and the annual canvass will be busy and the post-holder will be expected to work outside normal hours during these periods, at weekends and on bank holidays.

The main purpose of the role is to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the Register of Electors and to assist with the arrangements for all electoral events held in the Borough of Gosport and the Gosport Constituency.

You will be self- motivated with excellent organisational and Customer service skills. You must be able to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurately spoken English.

How to apply

There are 3 ways to apply:

  • By post or e-mail – use the ‘How to apply’ documents below;
  • Online – apply using our online form.
  • The reference for the post is GBC103236

Please ensure you demonstrate your suitability for the role with relevant examples against each of the points listed under the Person Spec. Please do not just send a C.V.

Email your submission to gbcrecruitment@gosport.gov.uk.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

Assessment and interview day will be held on Wednesday, 29 September 2021.

All applicants will be advised once short listing has been completed, after the closing date