Governance Services Officer
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Governance Services Officer and are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic individual to join the team supports the formal decision-making meetings of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual councils and local enterprise partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. All our roles will have an impact on the whole of our region.
About the role
You will be responsible for supporting a range of the formal committees of the West Midlands Combined Authority, working closely with senior officers and councillors in preparing the agenda for meetings, collating and distributing reports, attending meetings in order to draft minutes, and to oversee actions arising out of those meetings. You will provide support to the Mayor of the West Midlands and the councillors from across the West Midlands who participate in WMCA meetings, and provide similar services to other internal officer meetings across the range of the WMCA’s workstreams.
To succeed in this role…
You will have an excellent understanding of constitutional and governance practices within local government. You will have strong attention to detail, work well within a team and be experienced in drafting accurate minutes of local authority meetings. You will have a proactive approach to problem solving and look to bring your existing knowledge and skills to the role.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
To apply for this opportunity please click apply where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: Sunday 19 August 2018
Interviews held: w/c 3 September 2018
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.