Head of Democratic Services

Grantham, Lincolnshire
Competitive Salary
12 Nov 2020
11 Dec 2020
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Part of Lincolnshire, South Kesteven is a very special district. It’s home to stunning countryside, amazing history, a vibrant arts and theatre scene and picturesque market towns. It’s also home to over 140,000 people who trust the Council to do its best for them. As Head of Governance, you’ll join a team that’s transforming to support an evolving place and community.

As leader of our Democratic Services team, you’ll shape our approach to Governance. We aim to build on our robust corporate governance culture to meet the highest ethical standards. You’ll drive development, supporting improvement and managing our team. At the same time, you’ll direct our Scrutiny function and act as Deputy Monitoring Officer, ensuring we meet our statutory obligations. 

At this level, you’ll be a source of expert advice to senior figures and our regulatory committees. You’ll also be responsible for Data Protection, Freedom of Information and the Elections Team Leader. It’s all about making sure we comply with legislation and standards, and respect democratic processes. We therefore need a determined, decisive leader with integrity and in-depth knowledge of the law.

Educated to degree-level, you’ve managed a Governance function before. You have experience of elections processes and as a Deputy Monitoring Officer. Now you’re ready to use your expertise to bring improvements at a Council that’s open to change. A positive and resilient manager, you’ll be good with people and an ambassador for the Council.

Our district deserves the best possible team. Be part of it.

For more info please visit southkestevenseniorleaders.co.uk, contact Pete John on 07701 305617 or email Pete.John@penna.com