Democratic Services Officer
37.0 Hours per Week
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Democratic Services Officer to join the busy and dedicated team at Solihull Council on a permanent basis.
Supporting the Council’s governance arrangements you will be responsible for organising and administering Cabinet Portfolio’s, Scrutiny Boards and Task and Finish Group meetings, as well as providing advice and support to elected members, officers, partners and the public.
Already possessing a relevant qualification you will need to have political awareness and the ability to advise and work closely with elected Members and senior officers. The ability to communicate effectively is essential, combined with a good knowledge of the democratic, local government decision making process. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent administrative and organisational skills.
Working and living in an area like Solihull is something special. Our Midlands location means we are well equipped to access all parts of the country, with great transport links and easy access to beautiful countryside, cultural treats such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick as well as the diverse city of Birmingham. Working for Solihull means that we can offer employees a great working environment, together with a range of flexible working options and attractive staff discounts.
Please note that this post is politically restricted and that you will be expected to attend meetings outside normal working hours, including evenings on a weekly basis.
For more information about the role please read the person specification and job description and if you require any further information please contact Jane Game, Democratic Services & Scrutiny Manager, for an informal discussion on 0121 704 6051
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Interviews to be held on 17th October 2019.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required.
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.