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Elections Business Support Officer (Internal Only)

Salary details: £18672 - £19819

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Business, Policy & Administration
Salary details
£18,672 – £19,819 pro-rata
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Mandy Powell
Contact email
Contact telephone
01258 484060
Closing Date
20 January 2019 11:30 PM
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Business Support Officer

37 hours per week

£18,672 – £19,819 pro-rata

Fixed Term: 25 February 2019 to 10 May 2019

South Walks House, Dorchester   

Internal Only – for employees of Dorset Councils Partnership, Dorset County Council, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils and Purbeck District Council 

What you’re great at:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is a great team player, with sound organisational skills and a proven track record of working to tight deadlines.  You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to work accurately under pressure and have excellent IT skills.

Previous election experience is not essential as full training will be given.

What you will own and how you will grow:

You will support the Team in the run up to the Elections being held on 2 May 2019 for both the new Unitary Authority and the Parish and Town Councils.  Your duties will include, but will not be limited to, answering telephone and email enquiries from the public, inputting and processing postal and proxy applications, general administration duties in relation to the upcoming Elections.  You will have the ability to work unsocial hours such as evenings and weekends in the week before the Elections.

We are on a digital journey to provide the best online services for those that wish to use them to allow us more time to support those that need us most.

What we are about:

The Team are working across the new Unitary area with colleagues from East Dorset and Purbeck to ensure the successful delivery of the Elections.  We are well into our planning stage and the successful applicant will help to support the officers with this.

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please click here.

In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please be aware that if you are in receipt of a relocation allowance, depending on circumstances, this may be withdrawn if appointed.

Closing date: 20 January 2019

Interview date: 24 January 2019