Salary £23,447 to £32,393 per annum
Looking to develop a career in local government and governance? We have an 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 people who:
- Are highly motivated team players with excellent administrative skills who are accurate and pay attention to detail, but also able to work on own initiative
- Have strong ICT and English writing skills
- Are highly organised with the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, able to prioritise their own workload and operate with limited supervision to tight deadlines.
The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the democratic process, with specific responsibility for either the organisation of public meetings, this will include but not be limited to: co-ordinating the production of agendas and reports; attending meetings; taking minutes; and supporting Councillors and senior officers.
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.
This role 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. The permanent position role requires attendance at evening meetings on a rota basis.
For an informal discussion about this post, please call Karen Wyeth, Senior Committee Manager, on 01784 446341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 27 September 2021 at 12 noon
Interview date: 11/12 October 2021
For further information including job description and person specification, and to apply online, go to www.surreyjobs.info/ or www.spelthorne.gov.uk alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (answer phone) quoting reference number 957. 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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