Staffordshire County Council

Democracy & Governance Officer

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Stafford, Staffordshire
£32,234- £36,922 per annum
10 Nov 2021
03 Dec 2021
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Democracy & Governance Officer

Salary:  £32,234- £36,922 per annum

 37 Hours per week

The Post

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Member & Democratic Services Team. This is a great opportunity to work with councillors, senior officers, partners and our residents at the heart of the Council’s decision-making process.

The post holder will provide efficient and effective administration of the Council’s governance and decision-making processes and provide support to officers and councillors with the aim of providing the highest quality service.

In addition, the position will support the co-ordination, planning, conduct and servicing, as appropriate, of committees, meetings, panels and working groups as directed, ensuring compliance with all relevant Standing Orders, procedures and policies as set out in the County Council’s Constitution.

The Person

With experience in a directly comparable role, you will have significant exposure to a democratic and governance environment.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable with negotiating and influencing at all levels to ensure successful outcomes, with a positive attitude and passion for excellent service who is well organised, calm under pressure and able to work independently on their own initiative. Responsible for a busy and varied workload, you will need experience in managing meetings along with excellent communication, IT and team working skills. Working as part of a small but talented and friendly team, you will also need the ability to work flexibly, adapt to changing priorities and meet tight deadlines with an attention to detail and innovative approach to service delivery. We are also looking for someone proactive who has a commitment to continuous improvement for both their team and themselves.

For information on this post, please see attached job description and person specification.  If you wish to discuss this post please contact Chris Ebberley, Member and Democratic Services Manager on 07813 542578 or email or Mike Bradbury, Democracy Manager on 07966 936486 or email

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.


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Closing Date: Fri 3 December 2021
Interview Date: w/c Monday 13th December 2021 

For more information about the role please contact: Chris Ebberley

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts



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