An opportunity has arisen for a Democratic Services Officer to provide full administrative support to the Members of the Council and the Democratic Services Team. You will be working at the heart of the organisation, facilitating the democratic decision-making process and supporting Councillors in their community leadership roles.
Interview date: Week beginning 19th April
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Wall - Head of Democratic Services on 07850 589791.
About the role
Working as part of a team in a challenging and stimulating environment, you will have the opportunity of making a real contribution to the effective running of the Democratic Services team. You will provide a responsive service, which includes producing reports, agendas, drafting letters and minutes, gathering information, organising meetings and project delivery. You will be organised, accurate, able to work under pressure to pre-determined deadlines, confident in dealing with elected members and senior officers and possess good ICT, English language and communication skills.
A sound understanding of local government and the ability to prioritise workloads and to use your initiative is essential.
The post will be based at Hove Town Hall.
This role is politically restricted. For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button. You will also be able to upload your CV.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.