Democratic Services Manager

Horsham, West Sussex
£36,153-£39,960 pa plus attractive benefits
26 Nov 2018
02 Jan 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Are you looking for the next stage in your career?

As Democratic Services Manager you will be an enthusiastic and experienced democratic services officer with the necessary skills to lead the Council’s Democratic Services Section, within Legal and Democratic Services.

You will be responsible for managing and delivering the servicing of Council, Cabinet, Committees, Sub-Committees and all other Member level bodies and key officer groups supporting decision-making. You will give authoritative advice and guidance to Members and other as necessary, ensuring all meetings conform to legal requirements and in accordance with the Constitution, corporate standards and relevant procedures and processes.

You will assist in the maintenance and review of the Council’s constitutional documents such as the Procedural Standing Orders and Scheme of Delegations. This post also manages and supports the delivery of electoral services and is responsible for leading, managing and developing a small team.

To succeed as Democratic Services Manager, it is essential that you have substantial experience of committee administration, preferably within local government or other public body, and have a detailed knowledge of local government functions, structures and procedures. It is also essential that you have knowledge of election processes and procedures. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills, together with ability to motivate and lead staff.

Experience of using a committee management system (e.g. ModernGov) is desirable.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sharon Evans on 01403 215538.

To apply and for more details on the role, please visit our website.

Those applicants invited for interview will be asked to complete a psychometric assessment prior to interview.

Ref: CR1308

Closing date: 02 Jan 2019
Interview date: Week Commencing 14 Jan 2019