Democratic Services & Scrutiny Manager

Posted 21 March 2024
Salary £51,551 - £56,805
Job type Permanent
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameEhren Smith

Job description

Our client, based in Berkshire, is currently recruiting for a Democratic Services & Scrutiny Manager on a permanent basis.

The start date is negotiable and the contracted hours are 37.5 hour a week and they are able to offer a salary range of £51,551 - £56,805.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working in a Local Government setting, and will be able to commit to 2-3 days a week in office.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing leadership, direction and management to Democratic Services to deliver first class committee, member and scrutiny services which contribute to the Council's recovery and improvement plans, wider strategic and corporate objectives

  • Working with Councillors, the Monitoring Officer, Executive Directors and others to ensure the delivery of effective democratic services and the provision of constitutional advice which complies with legislation and the appropriate managerial, financial and administrative standards

  • Organising and coordinating the proper and effective planning, conduct and control of all the authority’s democratic decision making processes and implementation thereof

  • Developing an effective scrutiny and governance function, in line with the Secretary of State’s directions to the authority, ensuring that scrutiny is an integral part of the Council’s decision making process which provides constructive challenge; review of services and performance; and improved transparency and accountability to decision making

  • Leading the provision of excellent Member services including support to the Leader & Cabinet Officer, political groups, Mayor’s/Civic Office and a comprehensive Members’ Development and Training Programme

Experience required:

  • Experience of showing demonstrable successful senior management experience in a large complex multi service organisation

  • Ideally have experience or exposure to Democratic Services

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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