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Democratic Services Manager

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£42,015 - £54,045
Closing date
25 Jul 2022
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Are you looking for your next career move? If you have a track record in governance and want the responsibility of leading a small team, we want to hear from you. To be a Democratic Services Manager here, you will have knowledge of local authority constitutions and decision-making processes, along with experience of supporting and advising various committees.

You will be working alongside politicians and senior officers across all departments, as well as providing advice and information to members of the public. You will be based mainly in Wandsworth, but you will be expected to work flexibly across both boroughs, as necessary.

We offer challenging opportunities for you to work with your team on a range of Executive, Scrutiny and Regulatory Committees. We are looking for someone with the right skills, abilities and talent to support our Councillors in their work.

You will need to demonstrate political sensitivity, the ability to interpret and apply legislation, effective prioritisation skills and an ability to manage a team. You will need to have strong verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to explain complex guidance and be confident in providing advice to Councillors and Officers in a range of meeting situations. We are also looking for someone with great analytical skills who can help the service develop new and efficient ways of working on democratic services for Richmond and Wandsworth.

So, if you are looking to progress your career in a local authority governance team, we want to hear from you. This is a career graded post and we will support your development.

In addition, the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.

If you would like to find out more about the job, please contact Peter Sass, Head of Governance on 020 8871 6005 on or Kathryn Thomas, Deputy Head of Governance, on 020 8891 7860 or

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