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Governance and Democratic Services Manager
  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: RBC/19/108779
  • Published: Wed 11/09/2019, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 09/10/2019, 12:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £48,153 - £58,659 per annum (depending on experience)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate and Banstead, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, Surrey

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Governance and Democratic Services Manager

Are you an experienced and creative governance leader? Can you inspire and galvanise your team? 

If the answers to these questions are yes, then Reigate and Banstead Borough Council could have the role you’ve been waiting for. 

About the Role

The Governance & Democratic Services Manager role is a crucial one for Reigate and Banstead.

This role will act as a bridge between the Democratic Services Team, Members of the Council and the general public. You will bring strong management and inspiring leadership to a great team of Democratic Services officers who are working to maintain high standards and achieve continuous improvement in this key area for the Council. 

You will oversee the provision of governance process and advice across all Council activities and work closely with the Head of Legal and Governance to promote and maintain high standards of governance within the Council. You will bring energy and vision to our commercialisation agenda within the field of Democratic Services and help to develop and embed good decision-making at every level of the Council. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced service manager with Democratic Services exposure and knowledge. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a deep understanding of working within a political environment but most importantly, you will be a pro-active, dynamic, inspiring leader who excels in ‘out of the box’ thinking. 

This is a unique opportunity for someone with the right skills and gravitas to make governance come alive. 

Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits. 

We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership. 

Additional Information

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you upload your CV and provide further information against a couple of specific questions.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke at JGP, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email 

Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.

See 'Who we are'as a council, to find out more about us. 

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