Democratic and Engagement Assistant
Malvern Hills District Council is a small, progressive local authority, situated in one of the Country's most attractive areas, offering excellent conditions of service and a high quality of life.
We are continually looking for ways to develop our services across the district and we now have an exciting opportunity for a Democratic and Engagement Assistant to join the team within Strategy, Democratic and Customer Services.
This is a new role which offers an excellent opportunity to complete varied and interesting work across a number of areas of the council.
Democratic and Engagement Assistant
£16,781 - £17,772 - 37 hours per week
Are you well motivated and a good organiser with excellent communication skills? We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to take on a new role working within our democratic and engagement functions.
You will need to be a strong team player with a good eye for detail as you support the work of our councillors. You will be organising meetings, writing reports, taking minutes, co-ordinating actions and offering advice and support on a number of committees and panels alongside the Democratic Services Officer.
You will also play an important part in shaping our progressive engagement programme. We’ve made connecting and engaging with our partners and residents a key part of our Five Year Plan and your role will be pivotal to helping us achieve that.
Supporting the Community Leadership and Engagement Officer, your job will also be to help us consult with residents on the councils priorities and other key issues, while also helping develop our Youth Forum and delivering activities such as our Meet Your Council events and working with local members and local schools on Local Democracy Day.
You will need to be self-motivated to succeed, able to work on your own initiative but within a team environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential as is the ability to produce accurate work to often tight and conflicting deadlines.
You will also need a willingness to learn and an interest in local government, democracy and working with local communities.
You will need a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle . Some weekend and evening work will be required.
In return we can offer a satisfying job and a range of attractive benefits such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a generous pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership. You will also get to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
- GCSE grade A* - C or equivalent in Maths and English.
- Flexibility to attend meetings and events out of hours (some evening and weekend work required)
- Full driving licence
- Able to demonstrate experience in administrative processes and procedures including experience and knowledge of MS office applications
- An understanding of the democratic process within Local Government.
- Excellent organisational and communication skills, both written and oral
- The ability to produce accurate work to tight and often conflicting deadlines
- Self-motivated to succeed, able to work on own initiative with the minimum of supervision but within a team environment
- Commitment to working in customer focused environment
- A willingness to learn and an interest in local government, democracy and working with local communities
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Claire Vaughan, Community, Leadership and Engagement Officer on 01684 862499 or Karen Jarman, Democratic Services Officer on 01684 862273.
Closing Date: 20 August 2017
Interview Date: 20 September 2017Supporting documents