Democratic Services Officer
This is a great opportunity to support local democracy, work with alongside politicians and senior officers across all departments, as well as to provide advice and information to members of the public.
We are looking for someone highly motivated with previous democratic services experience to join our team. You will be based mainly in Wandsworth, but you may be required to work flexibly across both boroughs, as necessary.
We are looking to recruit one person at an intermediate to upper level (PO2 -PO3) for a fixed-term position until 31st March 2022.
We are looking for a candidate who has experience of dealing with complex and/or demanding responsibilities in relation to governance processes, formal decision-making committees and queries from elected politicians, with minimal supervision. Experience of supporting the School Appeals process would be particularly desirable in a candidate. You will also be able to demonstrate that you have strong communication skills, political sensitivity, effective prioritisation skills and an ability to work well in a team.
If you would like to find out more about the jobs, please contact Chris Kelly, Democratic Services Manager on 020 8871 6021 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Sass, Head of Governance on 020 8871 6005 or email@example.com
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Friday 12th February 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 15th February 2021
Interview Date: W/C Monday 1st March 2021
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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