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Partnerships and Information Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £27,840
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Closing 5th July 2020

  • Advertised from 8th June 2020
  • Full time until September 2022


Are you interested in being part of a small team in an organisation that plays a vital role in the democratic process?

We are looking for a team player to play a key role in developing partnerships with other organisations to help us reach under-registered groups and people who may face barriers to voting.

The Role

The Electoral Commission has responsibility for running national public awareness activity ahead of major elections to ensure that everyone who is eligible, understands how to register and cast their vote. With the extension of the franchise for Scottish Parliament and council elections to include all foreign nationals resident in Scotland, there is a need to develop partnerships to reach the newly enfranchised groups with information about registering and voting. This will build on activity which already takes place to reach young people and other under-registered groups.

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic self-starter to take this work forward in the run up to the 2021 Scottish Parliament election and the 2022 council elections. You will be confident in developing new initiatives and have a firm understanding of the barriers different groups may experience in participating in democracy.

To be successful in this role you will need strong interpersonal skills to build relationships both inside and outside the Electoral Commission. You will also need excellent written and verbal communication skills, have attention to detail and be able to use sound judgement In relation to risk.

You will play a part in other aspects of the Electoral Commission’s work in Scotland, supporting activity led by other team members including public information and research. You will also work with colleagues across the UK, particularly in our Communications directorate, to contribute to organisational-wide projects.

Application notes

More information and how to apply

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.

We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependant on scheme rules).

While this job will be based in the Electoral Commission’s Edinburgh office once our offices re-open, we are flexible for the right person and would consider some home working and requests for secondment.

Please view the job description and apply below.

The closing date for applications is 5th July 2020 at 23:59. Interviews will be via video conference on W/C 13th July 2020

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.