Senior Democractic Services Officer

Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
£32,486 - £34,538 per annum
13 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
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*** Please note that this vacancy is subject to restrictions i.e. to minimise compulsory redundancies, applications from existing employees (directly employed by Warwickshire County Council) will be considered and processed prior to any applications from external candidates. It is stressed that you should still apply as normal, since if we are unable to find a suitable internal candidate we will then look at the other applications we have received, rather than re-advertise the vacancy. *** 

Warwickshire’s Democratic Services team sits within the Law and Governance Division of the Resources Group. At the very heart of the organisation, the Service is responsible for managing the Council’s democratic processes, working closely with all elected members and providing support to both the Executive (Cabinet) and Overview and Scrutiny functions. 

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

We are looking for a confident, proactive individual with excellent communication skills to support a range of council meetings, including the Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel, an Overview and Scrutiny Committee and single topic task and finish groups.

Key Requirements

Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, e.g. ADSO Diploma level, have at least 3 years experience working in Democratic Services or in a Scrutiny role. You will have highly developed communication skills and be experienced in writing reports and presenting information to a range of audiences.

As well as being able to consistently meet demanding deadlines in a pressurised environment, you will have strong influencing and interpersonal skills in order to deal with a variety of people at all levels in and outside the Council. You will also be able to work flexibly and have a positive approach to problem-solving, research and analysis.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Janet Purcell  - Democratic Services Manager  Tel 01926 413716 or

Closing Date: 4th April 2018

Interview Date: 18th April 2018

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Job Description and Person Specification

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