Governance Officer

Posted 10 July 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 Authority based in County Durham, who are recruiting for a Governance Officer to join their team on a temporary basis.

This is a full-time position of 37 hours a week, hybrid working available with on average three days a week required on site to attend committee meetings.

The rate for this position is negotiable dependent upon experience.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Organising, attending and supporting meetings of the Council, Committees and Sub-Committees including the taking and distribution of accurate minutes

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

  • 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

  • Managing and chasing of Actions Logs and follow up actions.

Experience required:

  • Experience in providing full secretariat support to the Council, Committee and Sub-Committees

  • Local Government experience is desirable

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Minute taking

  • Complex diary management

  • Agenda setting

  • Managing action logs

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working – average three days a week required to attend meetings

  • Flexi time available

  • Free on-site parking

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • No evening meetings required for this role

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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