Head of Democratic Services
Ealing Council has an excellent record of achievement and has gained an enviable reputation for delivering on its promises. Officers and members understand the importance of working together as one team, to deliver the priorities for our residents. Ealing is a dynamic place to work and to live.
The highly regarded democratic services team is a vital component at the heart of this successful organisation.
Reporting to the Director of Legal and Democratic Services, the Head of Democratic Services is responsible for the scrutiny, committees, and members’ services functions, and works closely and proactively with senior officers and members to facilitate and enable an effective organisation.
This role is hands-on, and requires initiative, energy, and discretion. You will lead and be supported by a team of specialist officers and be able to analyse complex scenarios to provide dynamic but sensitive advice and solutions. This is a strategic role and you will work closely with colleagues and members, across the Council and externally. The challenges you encounter will change from one week to the next, and you will have the ability to identify positive solutions whilst understanding and respecting the subtleties of each scenario.
You will be an experienced policy or local democracy professional, who has worked successfully with politicians in either local or central government. You will have a track record of developing solutions within a rapidly changing political environment, and of managing a team to meet challenging goals. You will understand local democracy and the wider local government policy agenda. This is a challenging role and calls for someone with enthusiasm, drive, sensitivity, and an innovative approach, who is looking for a new challenge within a successful organisation.
This role is subject to Ealing’s enhanced vetting process.
To find out more and apply, visit www.ealing.gov.uk/jobs today.
For a confidential discussion please call Keith Fraser, on 020 8825 7497
Closing date: 11th February 2019
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