Job title: Senior Communications Officer (Campaigns and Corporate Communications)
Directorate: Communications and Research
Full-time and permanent
Salary: £38,806 per annum
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. In this role you’ll contribute to ensuring the UK’s elections are well-run and the public have confidence in democratic processes.
We are looking for an experienced communications professional to play a lead role in developing, delivering and evaluating our campaigns to drive voter registration and provide voter information.
You’ll also be a key content contributor on both our voter engagement social media channels and on our website, and maintain our digital performance data to make sure we’re constantly improving what we do and communicating as effectively as possible.
In the first year, you’ll manage a key project for our campaign ahead of the elections in May 2019 – overseeing the planning, buying, monitoring and evaluating of our multi-channel advertising.
The right person for this role will be proactive, independent, and able to consistently hit hard deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail.
You’ll need to confidently manage several agencies to continually optimise our live campaigns, and be able to easily digest and manipulate data on platforms like Google Analytics to produce meaningful insights and recommendations.
You’ll also need a good eye for creative content, providing expert input on what will and won’t work for our campaigns, and also be able to create organic content yourself for our owned channels.
You’ll also need strong influencing and relationship management skills, as you’ll have input on work led by others and you’ll need buy-in from people across the organisation to deliver your responsibilities.
You’ll need to be able to manage multiple projects in an ever-changing environment, with foresight and maturity to handle input from others, sometimes at the last minute.
The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 July, 2018 at 23:59PM, and interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July.
You can apply for this role online with a supporting statement outlining how your experience and skills meet the essential criteria in the job description.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.