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Democratic Services Officer
  • Employer: Newbury Town Council
  • Reference: NTC/20/135098
  • Published: Tue 06/10/2020, 17:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting at SCP 21: £26,511 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Berkshire

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Democratic Services Officer

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with initiative and drive to support the democratic processes of the Council and help to ensure that decisions are taken effectively and lawfully. This will involve co-ordinating and servicing meetings of the Council’s Committees and Working Groups, working closely with Councillors and Senior Officers, and preparing and publishing agendas, reports and minutes.

You will be at the heart of our decision-making processes, working with Members and Officers of the Council to make Newbury a Town we can all be proud of.

The successful candidate will also be the Lead Officer for our Planning and Highways Committee, which meets every 3 weeks. These are evening meetings, for which Time Off In Lieu will be given.

Applicants for the post will need the ability and skills to communicate effectively at all levels. You will be expected to work in public meetings, advising Councillors and Officers on Standing Orders, the Council Strategy and ensuring good governance in the Council’s decision making.

The successful candidate will be IT competent and willing to undertake training and development to broaden their skills where required.

This is a full-time position (37 hours per week) on a permanent contract, offering public sector holidays and pension arrangements. The post is based at the Town Hall in the centre of Newbury and we can accommodate some flexible and remote working arrangements.

For more information or an informal chat about the position, please contact Hugh Peacocke, Chief Executive officer, on 01635 780202.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 25 October.