Governance Officer

Brent Council
Wembley, London (Greater)
£33,291 - £35,742 p.a. inc
31 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Interested in working at the heart of democracy in Brent  


Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join Brent’s Governance Team, who were highly commended in the Association of Democratic Services 2018/19 Team of the Year Awards. This is a great opportunity to work with Councillors and Senior Officers at the heart of the Council’s decision making process.
Able to demonstrate an understanding of the local democratic process and experience in administering meetings, you will be responsible for managing a wide range of bodies, including those where the public play an active part.

The Person

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who is well organised and able to work on their own initiative. Responsible for a busy and varied workload you will need experience in managing meetings along with excellent communication, IT and team working skills combined with the ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines and innovative approach to service delivery.

For more information about this post, please email

Closing Date: 16 June 2019 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Standard' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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