Democratic Services Officer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
  • Reference: CS/23/254412
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 14:18 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/10/2023, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 7:00 - 19:00
  • Salary: £29,271 - £31,058 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside

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Democratic Services Officer

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, from all walks of life, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours. [read them here link tbc]

The Combined Authority is led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and brings together Liverpool City Region's six local authorities – Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral – to tackle the big issues that matter to us all, together.

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region.


What we can offer you:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 5 additional days
  • Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
  • Flexible and hybrid working with role dependent overtime and enhanced pay
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling services
  • Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning


Do you want to work at the forefront of place shaping, public sector reform and local governance? Are you passionate about local democracy and accountability? If so, you might be interested in an exciting opportunity in the Democratic Services Team at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.


We are expanding our Democratic Services Team to respond to new and changing collaborations across the City Region. We’re looking for experienced Democratic Services Officers or people with the right skills and attitude to join us on this journey. This role represents a great opportunity to work within a friendly and hardworking team which is at the heart of the strategic decision-making processes at the Combined Authority.


The Liverpool City Region Mayoral Combined Authority was created in 2017 and takes the lead in exciting regional projects such as Tidal energy, digital connectivity, new trains, supporting individuals and families into work, skills, training and apprenticeships and significant transport projects including bus reform.


The Combined Authority is ambitious for its residents and seeks to secure tangible regional benefits from the decisions it makes. You can find out more about what we do from our website as well as information about how we are organised and operate under the governance section,


If you are looking to progress your career or wish to work within a highly ambitious public sector environment, this could be the opportunity for you.


The successful candidate will provide high quality governance support to the Combined Authority, its committees and a variety of boards.  You will work closely with important stakeholders, including elected members, to deliver a high-quality service.  You will be managed by the Democratic Services Manager.


While relevant experience is highly valued and preferred, we also welcome applicants who demonstrate the right transferable skills, drive and commitment to join our journey as training and initial support can be provided to the right candidate.


What’s in it for you?

  • Working in a fast-moving and dynamic Democratic Services team who support a variety of public and non-public meetings, you will feel challenged and enjoy the varied aspects of the role and make a real difference to the Combined Authority and the City Region.
  • You will work a 35-hour week with flexible hours and hybrid working, which allows you the flexibility to start and end your working day at various times and location provided that the needs of the service are met.
  • Our meetings are held during the day.
  • Membership of the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) that provides opportunities for accredited qualifications and participation in development programmes, as well as other training programmes as appropriate.
  • The successful candidate would be able to take advantage of a free all modes travel pass within the Merseyside area together with a spouse or partner off peak travel pass.
  • You will receive 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays (plus 5 more days after 5 years of service) as well as good maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental leave (see website for details)
  • Finally, being a public sector organisation, you are able to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


A more detailed description of the role including key responsibilities and requirements is contained in the attached Role Description.


Further details are available from:

  • Democratic Services Manager

Jonathan Vali -

  • Monitoring Officer

Louise Outram -


This is a politically restricted role. If you would like to discuss this, please contact people named above.


Closing Date for Applications: 2 October 2023 at 16:00.  We expect to hold in person interviews on 17 October 2023 at No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP.


We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.


The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


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