Scrutiny and Support Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
£30,153.00 - £34,538.00 per annum (Grade 9)
15 Feb 2018
23 Feb 2018
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Salary:  £30,153 - £34,538 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 9)

37 Hours per week – Permanent

As part of the Member and Democratic Services team in Strategy, Governance and Change you will be a member of a team supporting elected Members to fulfil their democratic role within the Council.

This post’s main responsibilities will be to support the scrutiny function.  The role involves a range of tasks to support the effective management of meetings e.g. setting up and taking notes at meetings, follow up of agreed actions following meetings.  The Team use a meeting management system, for this purpose.  There will also be the opportunity to undertake research on specific topics and to support scrutiny reviews, as identified by Select Committees.  The post involves regular contact with elected Members, senior officers and partner organisations.

Candidates will be qualified to a degree level or equivalent and have experience of working directly with local authority members, senior officers and partners.

For information on this post, please see attached job description and person specification.  If you wish to discuss this post please contact Michael Bradbury, Democracy Manager on 01785 276133 or email or

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Staffordshire County Council have made changes to the existing online application site.  Any existing log on credentials  (username and password) expired on 1st September, and applicants will now need to create a new account to proceed with an application

Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 08 March 2018

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

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.

This positon will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate.