Assistant Democratic Services Officer - Ref: RT15621

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Walsall, West Midlands
Salary: Grade 6 (£23,541 - £27,741)
07 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022
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Assistant Democratic Services Officer - Ref: RT15621
Salary: Grade 6 (£23,541 - £27,741)

Due to an internal promotion, a vacancy has arisen in the Democratic Services Section.

The Job

We are looking to appoint an officer to assist the team in managing the Council’s decision-making process.

Ideally, having some knowledge of governance arrangements within a local authority setting, you will support the Democratic Services Team to provide an effective and efficient service.  You will also take responsibility for the effective operation of some meetings, which may include Council Committees, charities and working groups. 

Further to this, you will arrange and clerk school admission appeals and exclusion reviews and ensure that legal notices, such as traffic regulation orders, are processed.

Walsall Council is committed to a blended working approach, providing flexibility between office and home based working that meet both the needs of staff and service. 

The Person

You will have good communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work on your own initiative within a team setting.

The ability to learn quickly and work well under pressure to meet tight schedules and deadlines is essential as well as a strong interest in governance and/or politics.

An understanding of Local Government law and practice, school admission appeals, exclusion reviews and current issues affecting the sector would be an advantage. 

Recruitment Process

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a test prior to interview.

For an informal discussion please contact Craig Goodall, Principal Democratic Services Officer on 01922 654765.

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Closing date: 21st January 2022

Interviews: week commencing 7th February 2022

Legislation imposes restrictions on political activity for certain local government employees. This position is designated as a politically restricted (sensitive) post as set out in Part 1 the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 (LGO(PR)R 1990) [SI 851] and S.30 of the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.