Scrutiny Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£34.884 - £37.722
04 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and organised individual to support the Council’s Scrutiny Function as it holds the Council’s executive to account and reviews areas of key importance to the Borough.

As a Scrutiny Officer, you will be working as part of a small team and be responsible for:

  • Promoting the role of Overview and Scrutiny in Greenwich
  • Providing specific support to the Council’s scrutiny panels largely independently.
  • Undertaking reviews and in depth work.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal, negotiation, team working and communication skills and be able to advise Members, Officers and the public on scrutiny matters.
  • Have a broad knowledge and understanding of the law and practice of local authority meetings as applied to Scrutiny Panels.
  • Have the ability to undertake original research and to produce well written succinct reports and briefings, often under tight time restraints paying close attention to detail.

You must be able to attend evening meetings to be considered for this role.

In return, we offer a range of benefits from an excellent pension and generous annual entitlement to access to a wide range learning and development opportunities and strong staff networks.  

If you are interested and can demonstrate that you meet the requirements set out in the attached Person Specification, we’d welcome your application – please click on the apply button to start your application. 

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.