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The Electoral Commission has an exciting opportunity for a Planning and Performance Support Officer to join their team.

Job Title: Planning and Performance Support Officer

Directorate: Finance and Corporate Services

Contract type: Fixed – Term Contract until March 2025

Salary: £32,900 PA

Location: London – Hybrid (WFH 3 Days PW)

Close Date: 17th June 2024

About Us:

Are you interested in applying your support and communication skills to an organisation that plays a crucial role in the democratic process?

The Electoral Commission is an independent body that oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We set standards for well-run elections and strive to encourage voter registration, working to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity.

We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (subject to scheme rules).

Planning and Performance Support Officer – The Role:

We are seeking a proactive and skilled professional to assist our Planning and Performance Team in coordinating a wide variety of tasks related to reporting on performance, risk and internal audit, and supporting the delivery of various projects and programmes.

This presents a real opportunity for career development, particularly in the fields of planning and project/performance/benefit management as you help deliver training on performance system and level 1 project management to enhance skills across the organisation. Additionally, this role will provide support for our management of risk and internal audit recommendation program of work, and entail acting as a secretariat for meetings.

Planning and Performance Support Officer – Key Responsibilities:

The overall objectives of this role are:

– To support reporting on performance, risk and internal audit

– To support the delivery of a range of projects and programmes

The post holder will:

– Monitor progress and report on our audit recommendations, risks, performance indicators, and operational activities.

– Maintain the current planning and performance system (Ideagen Risk Management / Pentana Risk), including audit checks and regular maintenance

– Ensure all programme and project management activity is conducted in accordance with the methodology and documentation introduced by the Portfolio Management Office (PMO)

Planning and Performance Support Officer – You:

– Experience in a performance, project, or support environment (qualification in this area advantageous but not essential)

– Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel for working on spreadsheets, tables, and charts

– Proficiency in Microsoft Visio for process mapping and experience with visualisations (advantageous)

– Experience working in fast-paced environments

– Proactive and eager to add value

– Quick learner and takes responsibility when given the opportunity 

Planning and Performance Support Officer – Benefits:

Benefits of being a Planning and Performance Support Officer at the Electoral Commission:

– Opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, with a valuable range of benefits (subject to scheme rules)

– Opportunity to work in an inclusive culture that welcomes applications from all backgrounds

– Chance to be part of a diverse workforce that can better adapt to and reflect the needs of society

– Opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through learning and development

– Interest-free season ticket loan (after 2 months service)

– Generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days (full time employee) plus public holidays, rising with length of service to 30 days

– Enhanced Family Friendly provisions (for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, and adoption)

– Flexible, hybrid working or remote working available

– Cycle to Work Scheme (salary sacrifice scheme)

– Reward voucher schemes (via nomination)

Application Process:

The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 June 2024 at 12:00pm (midday). Face-to-face Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24 June 2024.

To apply, download the job description and person specification, then submit your application online with a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria by clicking ‘Apply’ today




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