Democratic Services Officer

Posted 23 April 2024
Salary Negotiable dependent upon experience
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameLewis Foley

Job description

We are proud to be partnering with a Local Council, who are looking to appoint a Democratic Services Officer on a three month temporary contract.

This will be a full-time position based in Leicestershire, with hybrid working (1 day on site and 4 days at home) and a rate negotiable dependent upon experience.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a Local Government setting in a Democratic Services, Governance or a PA/EA role.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the Chairs of the Committees through advice and briefings as well as supporting Democratic Services team on Member training and development

  • Providing proper support to all elected member decision making meetings including advice on the Council’s Constitution in the order that they are conducted in with the Council’s Standing Orders and legislation

  • Liaising with and deputising for the Legal and Democratic Services Manager and Senior Democratic Officer including attendance at meetings of the Council Executives as and when required

  • Attending meetings as may be directed, taking comprehensive notes of the meetings and resolutions, production of draft minutes, as well as circulating draft minutes for agreement and subsequent publication on CMIS

  • Assisting the Senior Democratic Officer with maintenance and development of the Council’s online services including but not limited to; uploading committee agendas, reports, minutes and audio recordings

Experience required:

  • Experience required in Local Government

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Taking and timely distribution of accurate meetings minutes

  • Providing full secretariat support

  • Complex diary management

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible working hours

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm but flexibility available

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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