Democratic Services Administration Officer – Member Services
Part-time 27 hours per week
Salary £20,344 - £22,462 pa (pro rata)
We are looking to recruit an experienced Administration Officer with excellent interpersonal skills to provide administration and event management support to our elected Councillors.
This is a varied role for a highly motivated and well organised individual. You will be part of a team responsible for providing a range of support including; scheduling the Council’s work programme, servicing formal committee and Council meetings (which involves some evening work), the Member development programme, the Member Information Service, Member’s allowances and expenses and working closely with the Monitoring Officer in constitutional matters.
You will have excellent communication skills perhaps having worked previously with senior executives or elected politicians. A high level of accuracy, literacy and numeracy is required, along with a good understanding of local government procedures. Experience of minute-taking and PA support would be advantageous. Political sensitivity, diplomacy and discretion are essential attributes in the busy and varied role, and you will be required to undertake all these responsibilities with minimal supervision. You must be able to prioritise various tasks to meet exacting deadlines and maintain exceptional performance.
Reporting to the Senior Democratic Services Officer, you will also be involved with work on promoting local democracy, delivering elections and electoral registration processes.
Closing date: 13 April 2020
Interview date: 24 April 2020
We welcome applications for this post from those with Member Services experience but also others who wish to start a career in this field. The right candidate will also provide regular support to our Electoral Services team.
It is desirable for this post that applicants have access to a car and hold a full driving licence however applications will be considered from those who are currently not in this position.
In return for the above, we can offer an extremely attractive Benefits package, including: Free car and cycle parking * Generous Holiday Entitlement * Local Government Pension Scheme * Flexible working * Significant savings on membership at our 3 superb Leisure Centres
For an informal discussion please contact Lucinda Joyce on 01444 477225 or Terry Stanley on 01444 477415.