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Head of Electoral & Democratic Services

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£66,732 to £72,438 per annum
CofE Federated Schools of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s, 1 Merriam Close, Larkshall Road, Chingford, 106 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9BY, 12 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London, 137 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, 1A Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London, 1c The Drive, Walthamstow, London, 21 Thorne Close, Leytonstone, 247 Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, 2D Fulbourne Road, 30 Coleridge Road, Walthamstow, London, 313 Billet Road, Walthamstow , 47 Gainsford Road, Walthamstow, London, 5 Oaks Grove Chingford, 772-776 High Road, Leyton, London, 92 Leyton Green Road - Specialist Children’s Respite Services, 92 Leyton Green Road, Respite Unit, London, Acacia Nursery & Children’s Centre, Cecil Road, Leytonstone, London, , Ainslie Wood Primary School, 140 Ainslie Wood Road, Chingford, London,, Alliston House, 45 Church Hill Road, Walthamstow, London, Aveling Park Road Walthamstow E17 4NR, Barclay Primary School, Canterbury Road, Leyton, London , Barclay Secondary School , Barn Croft Primary School, 2 Brunel Road, Walthamstow, London , Belmont Park School. Leyton Green Road, London , Brookfield House School, Alders Avenue, Woodford Green, Essex, , Burnside PRU, 2 Burnside Ave, Chingford, London, Burnside Secondary PRU, 2 Burnside Avenue, Chingford, London, Buxton School, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, Buxton School, Terling Close, Leytonstone, London, , C of E Federation of St Mary’s and St Saviour’s, Brooke Road, London , Cedar Wood House, Cedar Wood House 2 Fulbourne Road Walthamstow London, Cedar Wood House, 2 Fulbourne Road, Walthamstowm, London , Central Library, High Street, Walthamstow E17 7LN, Chapel End Infants School, Beresford Road, London , Chapel End Junior Academy, Roberts Road, Walthamstow, London., Chase Lane Primary School, York Road, Chingford, London , Children Centre, 82 Peel Close, Chingford E4 , Children Centre, Dawlish Road, Leyton E10, Childrens Centre, 5 Oaks Grove Chingford, Chingford Academies Trust, Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive, , Chingford C of E Primary Schools Kings Road & Cambridge Road, , Chingford C of E Federated Infant & Junior School , Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive, London, Chingford Hall Primary Academy, 4 Burnside Avenue, Chingford. , Chingford Mount Cemetery, 121 Old Church Road, Chingford, E4 6ST , Church Hill Nursery School & Children’s Centre, 47 Woodbury Road, Walthamstow, London , Colworth Road, Leytonstone, London, Connaught School for Girls, Connaught Road, Leytonstone, London , Contact Centre, Unit 50, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 5QJ, Coppermill Primary School, Edward Road, Walthamstow, London, , Coroners Court, Queens Road, Walthamstow, London, Customer Contact Centre , Redbridge, Cyberlink, 51 Beaumont Road, Leyton E10 5DE, Davies Lane Primary School, Davies Lane Leytonstone , Dawlish Primary School, Jesse Road, Leyton, London , Downsell Primary School, 134-136 Downsell Road, London , Edinburgh Primary School, 97 Queens Road, Walthamstow, London, , Emmanuel Community School, The Drive, Walthamstow , Farmer Road, Leyton, Federated Church Hill and Low Hall Nursery Schools, Frederick Bremer School, Siddeley Road, Walthamstow, London, , Genesis Education Trust-St Mary's, George Mason Lodge, George Mitchell All-Through School, George Tomlinson Primary School, Harrington Road, Leytonstone, London , Greenleaf Primary School , Gwyn Jones Primary School, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London, Handsworth Primary School, Handsworth Primary, London , Harvey House, Harvey House, 1 Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London, Hawkswood Centre, Antlers Hill, Chingford, , Hawkswood Group. Yardley Lane, Antlers Hill, Chingford, , Hawkswood House, Yardley Lane, Chingford , Hawkswood Primary PRU, Yardley Lane, Chingford, London , Hawkswood Secondary PRU, Yardley Lane,Antlers Hill,Chingford, , Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London, , Henry Maynard Primary School and Nursery, 101, Maynard Road, Walthamstow, London , Highams Park School, 34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London, Hillyfield at the Park Academy Aveling Park Road, Walthamstow, London, Hillyfield Primary Academy, Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow, , Holy Family Catholic School, 1 Shernhall Street, London , Hospital & Home Teaching Service, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Jenny Hammond Primary School, Jenny Hammond Primary School, Worsley Road, Leytonstone, London, Joseph Clarke School, Juniper House , Juniper House, 221 Hoe Street, Walthamstow , Kelmscott School, 245 Markhouse Road , Lammas School and Sixth Form. 150 Seymour Road, Leyton, London , Larkswood Centre, 714 Forest Road, Walthamstow , Larkswood Primary Academy School, 70-72 New Road, Chingford, London, , Leyton Cricket Ground, 2 Crawley Road, Leyton, London E10 6RJ, Leyton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 3 The Square , Leyton, London, Leyton Sports Ground, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, Leyton Youth Centre, Crawley Road, Leyton, E10 6PY, Leytonstone Learning Link, 23-25 North Birbeck Road, Leytonstone School, Colworth Road, Leytonstone, London, , Lime Trust Academy. New Road Chingford London , Lion Academy Trust, Canterbury Road, Leyton, London, Lion Education Trust. 398A Hoe Street, Waltham Forest, London , Little Learners Nursery Group, Brooke Road, London , Longshaw Primary School, Longshaw Road, Chingford, London, Low Hall Depot, Argall Avenue, Leyton, London, E10 7AS, Low Hall Nursery School, Low Hall Lane, Walthamstow, London E17 8BE, Mission Grove Primary School, Buxton Road, Walthamstow, London , Newport School, Newport Road, Leyton, London, Norlington School & 6th Form. Norlington Road, Leyton, London, , Norman Park, Chingford, London, Oakhill Primary School, Alders Avenue, Woodford Green, Essex, Opossum Federation, Our Lady and St George’s Catholic Primary School, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, London , Outset Centre, 2A Grange Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8AH, Parkside Childrens Centre, 82 Peel Close, Chingford, London, E4 6XQ., Parkside Primary School, 21 Wellington Avenue, Chingford, London, , Pastures Youth Centre, Davies Lane, Leytonstone, Queens Road Cemetery, Queens Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8QP, Queens Road Learning Centre, 97 Queens Road, Walthamtow, London, Queens Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8QP, Red Oak Lodge, 17 Thorne Close,Langthorne Road, Leytonstone,London , Riverley Primary School, Park Road, Leyton, London, , Rowan House, 1 Cecil Road, Leytonstone, London, Rush Croft Foundation School, Rushcroft Road, Chingford, London , Selwyn Primary School, Cavendish Road Chingford, Siddeley Road Walthamstow, Silver Birch House, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, South Chingford Foundation School, South Grove Primary, Ringwood Road, Walthamstow, London, , Sparkling Star Nursery, Specialist Children's Respite Services, 92 Leyton Green Road, Leyton, St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Marsh Lane, London , St Joseph's RC Junior School, 150 Vicarage Rd, Leyton, London , St Margaret’s C of E Primary school (part of Genesis Education Trust), St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Station Road, Chingford, London , St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, , Stoneydown Park Primary School, Pretoria Avenue, London, , Summer School, Multiple School Locations, Summerfield Centre, 99 Leyton Green Road, Leyton, London, Summerfield Centre, Leyton Green Road, London, E10 6DB, SUNTRAP, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Sybourn Primary School, Sybourn Street E17 8HA/Perth Road , Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF, Terling Close, Leytonstone, London, The Federated Schools of St Marys and St Saviours, Brooke Road, Walthamstow, London, The Hornbeam Academy, William Morris School, Folly Lane, Walthamstow, , The Jenny Hammond Primary School, The Jenny Hammond Primary School, Worsley Road, Leytonstone , The Lion Academy Trust, 398A Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, The Lion Academy, c/o Barclay Primary School, Canterbury Road, Leyton, The Magistrates Building, The Magistrates Building, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, E17 4JF, The Nurseries of St Saviours and St Marys- 33 Verulam Avenue, The Silver Birch Academy Trust , THOMAS GAMUEL PRIMARY SCHOOL, COLCHESTER ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON , Thorpe Coombe Hospital, 714 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London , THORPE HALL SCHOOL, 123 HALE END ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON, , Unit 50, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, E17 5QJ, Unit 6 Lockwood Way, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, Various Locations in the Borough, Various within Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow London, Waltham Forest, Waltham Forest Music Service, 12 Church Hill, Walthamstow, E17 3AG, Waltham Forest Music Service, The Lodge, Woodbury Road, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF, Walthamstow Academy, Walthamstow Central, Walthamstow Primary Academy Billet Road, Walthamstow, Walthamstow School For Girls, Church Hill, Walthamstow, London ,, Walthamstow Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF, Walthamstow West Children's Centre. Queens Road Community Centre .Walthamstow, Walthamstow Wetlands, Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, London, Whitehall Primary School, 90 Normanton Park, Chingford, London , Whittingham Primary Academy, 340 Higham Hill Rd. , William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, London, Walthamstow, William Morris School, Folly Lane, Walthamstow, London, , Willow House,869 Forest Road, E17 4UH , Willowbrook Primary School, 190 Church Road, Leyton, London , Willowfield Humanities College, Willowfield Humanities College, 209 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London , Willowfield School, Willowfield School, Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London , Winns Primary School, Fleeming Road, Walthamstow, London, Wood Street Health Centre, 6 Linford Road, Walthamstow, E17 3LA, Woodford Green Primary School, Sunset Avenue, Woodford Green, Woodside Primary Academy, Wood Street, Walthamstow, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Full time.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/07/2019 at 11:48 AM
Vacancy Description

We are shaping Waltham Forest to unlock its potential.  As Head of Electoral & Democratic Services, you will lead your teams to deliver outstanding services for the Council and its residents. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Law and Governance you will lead an Electoral Services team of six and a Democratic Services team of five. 

You will oversee all aspects of the delivery of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) and the maintenance and publication of the electoral register, including responsibility for the annual canvass. As Head of Electoral & Democratic Services you will have overall responsibility for all elections and referenda in the Borough.

We will also look to you to oversee the arrangement of all Committee and related meetings, including the subsequent publication of minutes and decisions. You will lead a team providing elected officials and senior managers with statutory and best practice advice in order to ensure a high level of service is provided to the Borough’s residents.

About Waltham Forest

With a diverse and growing population of 181,000, the borough is vibrant and distinctive, making it a fantastic place to live and work. With more green space than any borough north of the Thames and great transport connections to the city and beyond, it’s a place that people want to call home.

We plan to deliver 12,000 new homes by 2020 along with the essential services required to accommodate our new and existing residents. We want to protect and conserve our heritage, ignite our creativity, and invest in new infrastructure to help improve the lives of our residents.

The Borough consists of three Parliamentary constituencies and 20 local Wards, each with three Councillors (elected on an all-out basis).

About You

You will bring a sound knowledge of local government and experience of managing all types of elections.  A well-organised administrator with good communication skills, you will have good experience of supervising staff.

Your professional background will include significant experience of IER and the coordination and production of electoral registers. You will need to be a member of the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA), and to hold the AEA Certificate.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications in Wednesday 10th July.  Interviews will take place during week commencing 15th July.  To apply please prepare a CV and a supporting statement.  Your statement should be no longer than 4 sides of A4 and should address the criteria outlined in the person specification.  Clicking on the apply link will take you to a page where you will be able to view or download the job description and person specification.  For an informal conversation about the role please contact Mark Bearn at HAYS Executive on 07872 672290.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.