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Committee Services Apprentice
  • Employer: Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Reference: 1026
  • Published: Wed 18/05/2022, 14:15 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/06/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,076 - £22,003 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices - Knowle Green, Surrey

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Committee Services Apprentice

Committee Services Apprentice (Full time 18 month temporary contract) 

Salary £21,076 to £22,003 per annum

Looking to develop a career in local government and governance? We have a great 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 looking to develop their administrative skills, who are accurate and pay attention to detail.
  • Have strong ICT and English writing skills
  • Are highly organised with the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure and are able to prioritise their workload under the guidance of colleagues and managers in order to meet sometimes tight deadlines.

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the democratic process, including arranging meetings, to include tasks such as agenda setting, attending meetings and producing clear and accurate minutes. You will also work with colleagues to support councillors and senior officers across the council.

We will support your development and provide you with a solid knowledge of the framework for local authority decision making.  We will also support you in working towards gaining a recognised qualification at Level 3 in Business Administration.

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. Candidates should note that this role will require some evening work for which an additional allowance is currently payable.

This post is identified as a hybrid post supporting both office and home working in line with Spelthorne Borough Council’s policy. The post holder will be required to attend the office in line with a rota and any service requirements.

We have a limited number of spaces for an open afternoon that we are holding for people who are interested in this role and want to find out more.  The open afternoon will be held at 2.30pm on Tuesday 31 May 2022.  Spaces are however limited.  If you would like to book a space on the open afternoon or you would like to discuss the support that the Council’s Youth Hub team can offer you in the application process, please contact Tracey Carter on 01784 446 200.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Karen Wyeth, Senior Committee Manager, on 01784 446341 or email k.wyeth@spelthorne.gov.uk 

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:             6 June 2022 (noon)
Interview date:          Week commencing 20 June 2022

For full information and to apply online, go to www.surreyjobs.info or www.spelthorne.gov.uk alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (24hr answer phone) quoting reference number 1026 

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.

All shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email after the closing date. CVs can only be accepted in support of a completed application form. 

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