Senior Democratic Services Officer

Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£35,336 - £37,568 per annum (Starting rate depending on experience)
Posted
12 Jun 2022
Closes
04 Jul 2022
Job Ref
RA0003717
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Are you looking for the next step in your career?

 

If you are the kind of person who approaches everything they do with energy and purpose, who is conscientious in their work and has a passion for democracy and governance then we are looking for you.

 

About the Role

 

The Democratic Services team sits at the very heart of Warwickshire County Council. It is responsible for managing the Council’s decision-making processes and supporting councillors in their role as constituency leaders.

 

Being a Senior Democratic Services Officer will require you to support both the Executive and Overview and Scrutiny functions, provide committee administration services and work closely with colleagues at all levels to ensure the support of members and officers is of the highest standard.

 

We are looking for someone with experience in a democratic services environment. Educated to degree level, you will be a confident, proactive individual with excellent work prioritization capabilities, research, analysis and communication skills and the confidence to support committees and other meetings and provide enhanced support for scrutiny task and finish groups.  A knowledge of committee management systems will also be beneficial.

 

In return, we offer a varied and interesting workload and the opportunity to develop your democratic and scrutiny skills in a complex, political environment. Home working opportunities can be utilised. 

 

Why work in Warwickshire?

 

Warwickshire with its vibrant mix of towns and rural areas, heritage and culture and great connectivity remains one of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK. The County Council’s vision is squarely aimed at making Warwickshire the best it can be, sustainable now and for future generations

 

Why work for us?

 

Working at the Council means your work impacts throughout Warwickshire. You are able to apply your knowledge and expertise in a way that matters to communities and helps Warwickshire to succeed and thrive.

 

We are a Council that has a history of success and we take pride in delivering our services effectively, efficiently and to the best of our ability.  We challenge ourselves to innovate and keep pace with the changing world around us. 

 

It is an exciting time to be a part of Warwickshire County Council.  We will provide you with the support to learn, develop, and encourage you to be the best you can be.


For further details please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

 

Additional Information

 

If you would like an informal chat about this role, please call Deborah Moseley, Democratic Services Team Leader on 01926 418136

 

Closing date for applications is Monday, 4 July 2022 

Interviews will be held on Friday, 15 July 2022                                 

 

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

 

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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