Senior Policy Adviser
The Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy Adviser (Legislation) to join their team.
Salary: £36,929 per annum
Job Type: Fixed-Term to June 2026
Are you interested in bringing your analytical and problem-solving skills to an organisation that helps ensure confidence and trust in Welsh elections?
Senior Policy Adviser - The Role:
You will work closely with all members of our Wales, Legislation and Policy teams, but will be particularly responsible for developing and delivering the Commission's policy agenda for Welsh electoral events. You will work with teams across the Commission to ensure that our policy analysis is evidence-based and deliverable; and ensure that potential ambitious and complex legislative proposals are clear and workable.
You will have responsibility for initiating and driving forward policy work and projects, and providing policy advice to senior management and colleagues within the Commission.
To lead and inform the wider public debate about elections you will also need to develop excellent working relationships with government officials and other stakeholders, including political parties and other regulators. You will work with our external communications team to respond to Senedd business, and to ensure that legislation and debates in Wales and across the UK where relevant are informed by the Commission's expertise and experience.
Senior Policy Adviser - You:
We are looking for an energetic, proactive and skilled policy professional to help us develop our policy agenda and contribute our expertise and insight to debates about the future of elections in Wales.
You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, on your own initiative, as well as part of a collaborative and dynamic team. You will have excellent knowledge of policy-making and legislative processes in Wales the ability to use evidence and problem-solving skills to develop creative policy approaches; and excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
You will be a confident and persuasive communicator with the skills to deliver impactful analysis aimed at both members of the public and policy-makers.
Working at the Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.
We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules).
If this role sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.
To submit your application for this exciting Senior Policy Adviser opportunity, please click 'Apply' now.
We are welcoming applications for secondments from the Civil Service/Welsh Government.
We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension (dependent on scheme rules).
We would like to continuously increase the diversity of our employees. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 21st November 2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 29th November 2021.
We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.