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Electoral Services Assistant

  • Location:

    Bracknell

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Part-time

  • Salary:

    Up to £11.82 per hour

  • Contact:

    Katie Ore

  • Contact email:

    kore@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    KO147_1613063728

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    1 month

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Royal Borough of Kingston

Akton recruitment has an exciting opportunity for an Electoral Service Assistant to join the team at the Kingston Council.

Job role - Electoral Service Assistant
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To provide administrative support to the running of the electoral services office.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To deal with incoming, outgoing and internal post (including envelope stuffing when necessary)
2. Data entry and processing of electoral registration forms using bespoke software
3. Filing of postal vote applications and other documentation
4. Scanning, photocopying, emailing and shredding documents
5. Use data on Excel spreadsheets to update information held on the register of electors
6. Checking of work to ensure accurate record keeping
7. To deal with basic queries from members of the public in person, via the telephone and by email (if required)
8. Supporting the electoral services team with the preparation of stationery and equipment needed to deliver elections

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

1. Good data entry skills
2. Have excellent attention to detail
3. Good IT skills with up to date knowledge of Word, Excel, Google Mail and databases
4. Good communication skills with clear spoken English and neat handwriting
5. Knowledge of customer care and an ability to deal professionally with electors both in person and over the phone
6. Able to work flexibly within a team providing support where needed
7. Able to follow procedures and work to deadlines
8. Able to understand and respect the importance of confidentiality, both within and outside the workplace
9. Able to understand the importance of being punctual and the impact absence has on the effectiveness of the team

Key Information
two days a week (14.4hrs) required from 1st March increasing to five days a week (36hrs) from 22nd March. Some or all of role may be able to be undertaken from home.
£11.82 per hour (UMBRELLA RATE)