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Principal Committee Coordinator

Haringey London Borough Council
Haringey, London (Greater)
£34,884 – £40,869 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Public and Third sector, Central Government
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About the Service

Do you care about how local decisions are made and have a strong interest in local governance and democracy? 

We are providing a great opportunity to work in Haringey Democratic Services and Scrutiny team where you will be working with senior officers and supporting elected Councillors take forward high level decisions on the budget, policy, regeneration, planning, licensing, procurement and commissioning as well as taking decisions on residents’ care, housing, health and  the environment.

About the Role

We are looking for a competent Committee administrator to work in the Committees Team to support the Council’s decision making committees and partnership bodies. 

The daily routine of the role will entail compiling committee agenda’s, producing clear and concise minutes, and providing timely advice on the requirements of the Council Constitution which sets out how decisions are made and the procedures, which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.   

You would be working as part of a small close-knit team, at the heart of the Council, with the Committees’ Manager on new projects that support meeting our statutory  requirements. This will also mean providing support to officers and elected Councillors to ensure they can participate in hybrid meetings.

About You

You will need to be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, communication, organisational and IT skills. Our ideal candidate should possess excellent attention to detail and have experience in producing clear, concise minutes and be able to manage a demanding workload within our corporate deadlines. 

You will also need to have good IT skills and have proficiency in Microsoft Office applications as well as good understanding of video conferencing applications to manage virtual decision-making meetings and partnership bodies.           

If you feel you meet the above requirements and have good knowledge of local government and its political structures, then we would like to hear from you. 

This post will entail regular attendance at evening meetings, for which time off is given or overtime payable.


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