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Scrutiny Officer
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/21/144080
  • Published: Thu 25/02/2021, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 16/03/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £37,491 - £44,598
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark

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Scrutiny Officer

The role

As a Scrutiny Officer, you will:

Work with members, chief officers and stakeholders to lead the business of Scrutiny. With the objective of securing improvements in services, the efficient use of resources and good governance in the delivery of service to the community and key stakeholders.

Support the head of overview and scrutiny in achieving excellence in the Council’s scrutiny work. By providing quality input into the scrutiny review processes undertaken by the commissions, both administratively and being proactive in identifying appropriate material/sources to inform a scrutiny review.

With direction from the Head of Overview and Scrutiny, support the provision of a high-quality secretariat for a number of scrutiny commissions (sub-committees), including the management of the constitutional process, research & advice and financial probity.


Whilst the role is a full-time position based on a 36 hour week, you will need to be flexible to accommodate working in the evenings and at weekends within the basic working week, where practicable and necessary and within the boundaries of the Council’s work/life balance policies.

Please note, the post qualifies for Overtime or TOIL for evening/weekend meetings where more than 36 hours has been worked.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries about the role, please contact:

Everton Roberts, Head of Overview and Scrutiny (Acting) on 020 7525 7221 or email

If you would like to apply for the role, please apply online. In the skills, knowledge and experience section of the application form, you should detail your experience that you believe makes you suitable for this opportunity.


Please use the JD and Person Spec to guide you and where possible address any specific areas where you have the relevant experience. 

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants: Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Coronavirus.

During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link. Details will be confirmed via email if successful.


Recruitment timetable

We reserve the right to close this advert before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing date: Tuesday 16 March 2021.

Interview and Assessments: Tuesday 30 March 2021.