Democratic Services Officer

Posted 04 June 2024
Salary Negotiable Dependent Upon Experience
Job type Temporary
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameLewis Foley

Job description

We are partnering with a Local Council, based in Surrey, who are currently recruiting for a Democratic Services Officer on an initial three-month temporary contract.

The position is due to start immediately. The hourly rate is negotiable based on experience for this position.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in Democratic Services.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting in managing the business of the Council, the Executive, Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Regulatory Committees, and other member-led groups, along with other relevant administrative duties

  • Ensuring the production of high-quality agendas, despatched at the appropriate time and in accordance with statutory deadlines and performance indicators

  • Organising, attending and supporting meetings of the Council, Executive, Committees, Sub-Committees and other member-led or internal meetings

  • Advising on the Constitution and Procedure Rules to members of the Council and officers about decision-making processes and Council etiquette, often as the sole representative of the service in attendance at meetings

  • Ensuring that all reports submitted are presented in the agreed format and comply with current policies and procedures, ensuing that appropriate information is provided to enable effective decision-making

  • Supporting to colleagues in the elections team and covering phones at busy times and assisting in the management of civic and ceremonial events, as required

Experience required:

  • Experience required in Democratic Services

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Providing full secretariat support to appropriate committees

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

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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