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Council HQ Almada Street Hamilton, ML3 0AA
£57,831.08 - £58,780.03 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Are you ready for a key management role at the heart of the local democratic process?

Do you have the skills and experience necessary to confidently lead a team to plan and deliver fair and efficient elections?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to manage the Election Services team at South Lanarkshire Council.

You will need management experience of electoral events and the skills to successfully plan and deliver elections.

We are looking for someone positive, innovative, committed, flexible, highly motivated, who has meticulous attention to detail and is able to work to deliver accurate results calmly under pressure to stringent deadlines. 

In this role you will work in conjunction with, and may also deputise for, the Returning Officer to plan, manage and conduct Scottish local government elections, UK and Scottish Parliamentary elections and referenda, and will lead the delivery of initiatives which involve local engagement with the democratic process.

The successful candidate will manage the Election Team and provide training to all those engaged at electoral events, ensuring the provision of a high quality and professional Election Services team for the council.

Extensive knowledge of the law, guidance and practice relating to Electoral events is key to this role.  Qualification/membership of the AEA is desirable.

This post has been politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. 


Recruitment Checks

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.

Applications online

Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email account.


Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.  

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position. 

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working, including consideration of a condensed working week, e.g. 4 days, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged