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Democratic Services Officer
  • Employer: Maidstone Borough Council
  • Reference: MBC/21/177005
  • Published: Tue 21/12/2021, 9:37 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Grade 7 – 9 £23,764 – £32,331
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent

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Democratic Services Officer

Pride in our Borough: A Borough that works for everyone

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with initiative and drive to join a small team supporting the democratic processes of the Council and helping to ensure that decisions can be taken effectively and lawfully. This will involve co-ordinating and servicing meetings of the Council’s Committees, working closely with Councillors and Senior Officers, and preparing and publishing agendas, reports and minutes. 

Applicants for the post will need the ability and skills to communicate effectively at all levels. Interpersonal and organisational skills are essential, and you will regularly be required to attend evening meetings, for which payment will be made. The successful candidate will be expected to work in an often-high pressure environment advising Councillors and Officers on the constitution and ensuring good governance in the Council’s decision making. 

We welcome applications from candidates without previous direct experience in a Democratic Services environment, provided the candidate can demonstrate the skills required and an enthusiastic attitude.

This post is career graded and training will be offered in all aspects of the role, including the possibility of studying for professional qualifications.

The Council considers this to be a customer focused role and the ability to converse at ease with customers adapting communication style to suit differing audiences and provide advice in accurate spoken English is fundamental to the role.

Maidstone Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.

This is a full time position on a permanent contract.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Ryan O’Connell on 01622 602503.

To apply for the position please visit and complete the online application form or by phone on 01622 602555.

Closing Date:  Sunday 23 January 2022

Interview Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022

Council Benefits:  career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.