Electoral Assistant

Job Details

Barnet council are looking for an electoral assistant to contribute to the delivery of high quality services for electoral registration, elections and democratic engagement across the London Borough of Barnet and to deliver key administrative and clerical duties that ensures the effective delivery of timely and legally compliant electoral registration processes.

  • To assist the Electoral Services Manager and Head of Electoral Services in the running of Electoral Services.
  • Assist, as necessary, with the preparation and upkeep of the register of electors and the electoral property database, using other council databases where required.
  • To respond to enquiries received directly from members of the public, giving and receiving information and advice. Dealing with enquiries from members of the public, elected members, senior officers in other services, other councils and government offices.
  • Deal with all aspects of Individual Electoral Registration by ensuring applications, notifications from other local authorities, elector reviews, Registrar data and other databases are processed within statutory deadlines to ensure accuracy of the Register of Electors.
  • Process sensitive and secure data, such as National Insurance Numbers and Identity documents in accordance with requirements of the Data Protection Act.
  • Assist, as necessary, with all aspects of the annual household canvass, including monthly updates, processing online applications and forms, sending notification letters and dealing with arrangements for property canvassers.
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of lists of absent voters, overseas electors, European Union electors and service voters. To highlight any irregularities and potential electoral fraud.
  • Processing all absent vote applications and ensuring the electors are notified of their status within the statutory deadlines.

PAYRATE: £15.36 umbrella