Democratic Services Support Officer

2 days left

Location
Crawley, West Sussex
Salary
£22,260 to £26,542, depending on knowledge, experience and training
Posted
08 Jul 2019
Closes
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Contract type: Permanent, 37 hours per week, however, for the right candidate there might be flexibility in reducing the hours of the working week.

Attendance at evening meetings is a requirement of the post for which time off in lieu or overtime is payable (over 37 hours per week).

These are exciting times at Crawley Borough Council with ambitious plans for a brand new Town Hall building, a Transformation Programme to deliver new ways of working, clear Corporate Priorities and shared Values and Behaviours creating an organisational culture.

As part of the Democratic Services Team, you will be at the heart of the Council’s decision making processes, supporting Councillors, the Mayor and senior officers to understand the democratic, civic and scrutiny processes.

This new post presents an ideal opportunity to start or further build upon your career in Local Government, giving you broad knowledge of all Council service areas. The role will provide the ideal candidate with comprehensive training in the Council’s decision making processes as well as supporting you to achieve your ADSO Certificate in Democratic Services Knowledge. You’ll learn the process behind committee administration and then, with support, carry out functions such as producing agendas, attending and minuting committee meetings and advising on general enquiries. You will also learn about our civic functions, assisting the Mayoral and Democratic Support Officer with duties for the Mayor.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, both written and oral, who has good IT skills (especially Microsoft Office), can demonstrate flexibility in their work and is a good team player. You must have the ability to be able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.

The successful candidate will have an interest in the Council decision making processes and be willing to commit to ongoing professional development through a programme of study and inwork support over several years. This commitment will be reflected through the post holder’s salary progression.

Experience of working in Local Government especially in a corporate or legalistic based area environment and / or experience of taking formal minutes would be an advantage.

As a politically restricted post for the purposes of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the post holder will be unable to take part in political activity as defined in current regulations published by the Secretary of State.

Crawley is an exciting place to work with a hardworking, open, friendly and welcoming culture. We offer flexibility and work life balance along with the opportunity for a career in public service. The Council is an organisation that is passionate about Crawley and who work together to achieve the best outcomes for our residents and put customers and at the heart of everything we do.

Employee benefits:
In return, we offer training to achieve your ADSO Certificate in Democratic Services Knowledge, a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

To apply:
Please click on the 'Apply Now' button above or the ‘Application Form’ link at the bottom of the page to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Chris Pedlow (chris.pedlow@crawley.gov.uk), Democratic Services Manager or call on 01293 438549.

Please quote reference: XL18T
Closing date: 21st July 2019
Proposed Interview date: 29th July 2019

For full details and to apply online, please visit the Jobs page of the intranet.

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