ASSISTANT DEMOCRATIC SERVICES OFFICER- REF RT64020

Location
Walsall, West Midlands
Salary
GRADE G6 £23,308 – £27,468 PER ANNUM
Posted
04 Jan 2021
Closes
19 Jan 2021
Job Ref
RT64020
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

 ASSISTANT DEMOCRATIC SERVICES OFFICER- ref RT64020

GRADE G6 £23,308 – £27,468 PER ANNUM

Due to a retirement, a vacancy has arisen in the Democratic Services Section. We are looking to appoint an officer to assist the team in managing the Council’s decision-making process.

Ideally, having some knowledge of governance arrangements within a local authority setting, you will support the Democratic Services team to provide an effective and efficient service.  You will also take responsibility for the effective operation of some meetings, which may include Council Committees, other member decision making and associated bodies, boards, panels and working groups. 

Further to this, you will arrange and clerk school admission appeals and exclusion reviews and ensure that legal notices, such as traffic regulation orders, are processed.

The successful person will have good communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to work on your own initiative within a team setting. 

The ability to learn quickly and work well under pressure to meet tight schedules and deadlines is essential.

An understanding of Local Government law and practice, school admission appeals, exclusion reviews and current issues affecting the sector would be an advantage.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

As part of the recruitment process, please note that shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a test prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19th January 2021

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Politically restricted

Legislation imposes restrictions on political activity for certain local government employees. This position is designated as a politically restricted (sensitive) post as set out in Part 1 the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 and the Local Government (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 (LGO(PR)R 1990) [SI 851] and S.30 of the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

 

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