Member Support Officer
Location: Crowndale Centre / Camden Town Hall
Salary: £32,473 - £37,670
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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We’re seeking a knowledgeable Member Support Officer to provide efficient and effective servicing and support for Cabinet members and councillors. You will play a crucial role in helping councillors achieve their aspirations as ward councillors, as well as assisting them with managing their casework and member enquiries.
You’ll be working in a fast paced environment, advising councillors about legislation, policies, and procedures, putting them in touch with the right service contacts. Alongside this, you will manage diaries, distribute ward surgery information and provide administrative support as required.
This role will enable you to further enhance your knowledge of council procedure and law as you’ll take the lead in contributing to effective ward management alongside councillors.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate your understanding of local government, council procedures and working in a political environment. You will be extremely customer focussed, taking a collaborative approach to deliver results, as well as using your initiative to analyse data and obtain all relevant information before taking action or making recommendations.
You will have excellent oral and written communication skills as you’ll be regularly liaising with Members and a range of internal stakeholders, alongside the ability to handle sensitive case enquires.
You’ll have an awareness of wider developments affecting the provision of public services; using this to manage and prioritise conflicting business needs as part of a busy team.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
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Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 13th November 2018, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 19th November
Please quote reference: 180000W6
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 19th November, 10th December, 14th January