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Senior Democracy Officer (Scrutiny)

Employer
Telford & Wrekin Council
Location
Telford, Shropshire
Salary
£30,451 to £32,234 per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Sector
Public and Third sector, Central Government
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Democracy Team provides strong member support and development as well as providing the Council’s committee support function.  It also has effective scrutiny arrangements in place which are delivered by the Team.

Reporting to the Democratic Services and Scrutiny Team Leader, the post-holder will undertake a workload of both democratic services and scrutiny tasks and assist in the supervision of other members of the Democratic Services and Scrutiny Team.

Reporting to the Democratic Services and Scrutiny Team Leader, the post-holder will undertake a workload of both democratic services and scrutiny tasks and assist in the supervision of other members of the Democratic Services and Scrutiny Team.

Major tasks include:

  • To assist the Statutory Scrutiny Officer for the Council, in his/her role of providing evidence for the ‘critical friend’ role to challenge the executive, enabling the concerns of the community to be considered, to promote the role of scrutiny and assist in ensuring that the scrutiny process drives improvement in public services.
  • Under minimal supervision from the Statutory Scrutiny Officer to assist in ensuring that the scrutiny process delivers efficient and effective scrutiny of public services within its remit and is undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements, regulations and guidance including;
  • Supporting the call in process as required, including managing exemption requests in respect of call-in and key decisions
  • Undertake research, analysis and information gathering
  • Preparing and presenting reports, briefings, training and presentations,
  • Co-ordinating scrutiny projects including formal and informal meetings with members of the Scrutiny Committees,
  • Liaising with councillors, co-optees, officers, external organisations and individuals
  • To attend and advise at meetings of the Council as required, some of which may be outside of normal office hours and on various different sites.

For further informaton on the role please click on the job description and person specification which is available below.

Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.

We are committed to equality and diversity.

Supporting documents
1053 Snr Dem Services Scrutiny Officer.docx

Company

Why work for Telford & Wrekin Council?

As a co-operative council, the work environment is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.

You will be joining an organisation that works hard on a personal and professional level, and most importantly, an administration that serves local communities to the highest possible standards. And, as a council employee, you are entitled to a range of excellent terms and conditions like flexible working hours, a modern working environment and, career progress.

What’s in it for you?

  • Good work/life balance. Work from home. Annual pay increments. Training courses and workshops. Annual Personal Professional Development (APPD) Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Discount on products and services, such as theme parks and discounted travel. Free parking for employees.
Find Us
Website:
Telephone
01952 380000
Location
Addenbrooke House
Ironmasters Way
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4NT
GB
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