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Trainee Committee Manager
  • Employer: Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Reference: 901
  • Published: Tue 06/10/2020, 8:50 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 19/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,727 - £32,152
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices - Knowle Green, Surrey

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Trainee Committee Manager

Trainee Committee Manager/Committee Manager, Spelthorne Borough Council

Salary £23,727 to £32,152 per annum 

Looking to develop a career in local government and governance? This is a great opportunity in a varied and interesting role, to support local democracy, work with and alongside local politicians and senior officers across all departments, as well as to provide advice and information to members of the public.

Whether you are looking for your first job in this area or want to build on your experience, we are looking for a highly motivated person with strong communication skills to join our committee services team. You will be able to analyse complex documents or discussions and extract and summarise the key points. You will also be able to demonstrate attention to detail, excellent customer care skills and an ability to work well in a team.

You will be based in the Council offices in Staines-upon-Thames, however we provide working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including home working, dependent on service need. This role requires attendance at evening meetings (currently using video conferencing software from home) on a rota basis.

This is a career graded post. We will support your development and you will develop a solid knowledge of the constitutional and legislative framework for local authority decision making and an ability to provide detailed advice to elected members and senior officers.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Gillian Scott, Principal Committee Manager, on 01784 444243 or email

In return we can offer you excellent conditions of service with a benefits package that includes flexible working hours, pension scheme, free parking and at least 23 days’ paid leave per year.

Closing date:             Monday 19 October 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date:          Tuesday 3 November 2020 (or alternative date to suit)

For further information including job description and person specification, and to apply online, go to or alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (24hr answer phone) quoting reference number 901.  Unfortunately we are unable to reply to all candidates.  If we have not contacted you within 3 weeks of the closing date then your application has been unsuccessful.  CVs can only be accepted in support of a completed application form.


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