Committee Officer, London Borough of Lewisham

Website London Borough of Lewisham

Salary: £41, 286 – £42, 855 per annum (PO1)
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Permanent

Discover yourself in Lewisham where what you do makes a difference to our vibrant and culturally diverse communities!

We have a rich history of welcoming people from all over the world and are proud to be recognised as the UK’s first Borough of Sanctuary, for our work in championing the rights of refugees and migrants.

Introduction
Are you an organised, self-motivated administrator with excellent written skills and a keen eye for detail? Are you interested in democracy and how decisions are made?

What’s the role?
This is a highly visible and important role providing a comprehensive, high quality and efficient support and advice service in relation to the smooth running of the council’s formal committee meetings and governance arrangements.

What’s in it for you?
Excellent training and development opportunities, plus a range of benefits including:
– Generous holiday allowance
– Local Government Pension scheme
– Flexible working and family friendly policies
– Season ticket and bicycle loans
– A range of staff discounts including local subsidised gym memberships
– Supportive staff networks

What we’re looking for
We are looking for an efficient and proactive Committee Officer to join our small, busy team that supports the decision-making processes and governance of the council.

You will have experience of working in a formal committee environment, as well as political awareness. It is essential that you can work calmly and accurately under pressure, pay attention to detail and have a high standard of written and spoken English.

Location
The job is primarily based in Laurence House, but we operate a hybrid approach where you will be required to work both in the office and from home on a regular basis.

Special conditions
Evening working is required for this job, sometimes at short notice. This is a politically restricted post.

The recruitment process is anonymous and we don’t accept CVs.

N.B: All appointments will be offered at the minimum spinal column point (SCP) for the grade of the role. The only exception to this will be when matching current salary (up to the maximum of the scale), which is subject to evidential proof.

Diversity
Lewisham Council is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert through the ‘Apply for Job’ button below. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process. We support the access to work scheme, further details are available at www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply

The Council has a dedicated employment support service, Lewisham Works, which offers Lewisham residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you want to join Lewisham Works, please email JobsAndSkills@lewisham.gov.uk and an advisor will be in touch with you.

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Deadline for applications:  23:59 Sunday 25 February 2024

For full details and to apply, please click on the ‘Apply for Job’ button below.

 

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