Governance Administrator

3 days left

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£26,400 - £35,800 per annum
06 Jan 2021
24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Our support services help the whole council work to the best of their ability. They include the Council's Customer Access department, Human Resources, IT, Financial Management, Corporate Property, Audit, Fraud, Risk and Insurance.

We aim for excellence in these services as they will in turn benefit the community we serve. Please take a look at our current vacancies.

The Role:

Join Governance Services to work as part of a team delivering efficient and effective Councillor-level governance arrangements – on both the Leadership Team (executive) and Council/Scrutiny sides as well as providing high quality support to Members of the Council in the performance of their various Councillor roles.

Keeping abreast of changes in legislation and of changes in legislation, Government and Council policy you will provide clear and helpful advice and guidance to Councillors and colleagues across the Council on the operation of the Council’s Constitution, relevant legislative provisions and governance ‘good practice’ in general.

For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:

We are looking for someone, ideally a graduate, who has an interest in local democracy and community leadership, to work as part of a team providing administrative support and advice to Council committees, our elected Councillors and the communities they serve.

You must be self-assured, able to write clearly and concisely, a proven communicator with good IT skills, an eye for detail and lots of enthusiasm. We’re looking for someone who’s flexible and hardworking, with instinctive political sensitivity and an appreciation of the need for confidentiality and professionalism at all times.

Your experience is important but so too is your outlook and attitude and we welcome applications from people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Role Requirements:

The job involves arranging, ‘attending’ (remotely at present) and minuting a range of public meetings; supporting and liaising closely with committee chairs, Lead (Cabinet) Members and senior colleagues; and, more broadly, helping ensure open, transparent and robust decision-making and scrutiny challenge. This is a great opportunity at the heart of a busy local authority and, whilst undoubtedly challenging at times, will provide a varied and solid grounding for a career here at the Borough or elsewhere in the wider public sector.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.