Staffordshire County Council

Scrutiny & Support Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £32,234- £36,922 per annum
16 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
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Scrutiny & Support Officer

Salary:  £32,234- £36,922 per annum

 37 Hours per week

As part of the Member and Democratic Services team in Corporate Services 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 Nicholas Pountney, Scrutiny and Support Manager on 01785 276153 or email or Chris Ebberley, Member and Democratic Services Manager on 07813 542578 or email

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.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.


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Closing Date: Fri 15 January 2021
Interview Date: Mon 25 January 2021 

For more information about the role please contact: Nicholas Pountney

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

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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