Elections and Local Land Charges

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Senior Elections and Local Land Charges Officer

Sea Street / County Hall / Agile Mix (Hybrid)

Grade 8-11 £24,745.00 to £40,506.00 per annum

Contact: For further information, or for an informal discussion, please contact Clive Joynes on 01983 821000 ext 6316.

Vacancy Reference: 45002196

Closing Date: 11/07/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week



The Isle of Wight Council is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic person to the exciting new role of Senior Elections and Local Land Charges Officer (Career Graded).


This position has been created in order to develop an individual who has the necessary qualities, drive and attention to detail needed to aspire to manage the team, following a development and succession plan. The criteria for the post are rigorous, and the rewards and progression reflect this.


This position offers a career opportunity that enables the successful candidate to be appointed to a position with an obvious profile in the council and exposure to political leaders. It offers a real opportunity to work at the heart of the Council's democratic and regulatory process, and to also make a significant difference to the lives of all our residents.


Applicants will be educated to level 4 standard in a relevant subject such as business administration, electoral services, or able to demonstrate equivalent experience. The ability to interpret maps at various scales would be useful, but not essential. You will, initially, receive training in all aspects of Local Land Charges and Elections work. However, significant investment will be applied to your personal development, leading to the eventual support of a degree-level qualification, alongside skills such as organisation, people management and communication.  As part of this development plan, you will, on occasion, be required to attend mainland based Local Land Charges and Elections courses.


You will be confident, well organised, of smart appearance, able to work occasionally flexible hours (including evenings and weekends) and demonstrate discretion and confidentiality at all times. The Council will enrol you as a member of the Association of Electoral Administrators, and you will enjoy corporate membership of the Local Land Charges Institute.


In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including flexible working (subject to service requirements), a local government pension scheme, 31 days annual leave, employees discount benefits and access to a range of technologies to support modern ways of working.


For further information, or for an informal discussion, please contact Clive Joynes on 01983 821000 ext 6316.


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.


We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.  


Closing date: 11/07/2022