Democratic Services Officer, Colchester Borough Council

Colchester Borough Council

Salary range £31,681.94 – £37,001.74
Full time, permanent post

Colchester Borough Council is looking for a committed, confident and forward-thinking Democratic Services Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of the Council.

The Democratic Services Team is responsible for managing the Council’s decision-making processes, and you will undertake all the associated tasks relating to the management of formal meetings, including preparing and publishing agendas, and drafting reports and minutes. You will work closely with elected Members and senior officers, providing professional advice on democratic, governance and constitutional issues.

You will be organised, imaginative and politically astute. You will have experience of working in a committee administration role in a local authority or similar organisation with good knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework of local authority decision making. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent customer service and communications skills as well as being confident and skilled in the use of ICT. You will understand how Democratic Services and local authority decision making is changing through digital innovation. Experience of an online Committee document management system would be advantageous.

The post holder will be expected to work on a range of Committees, including the Scrutiny Panel, the Policy and Public Initiatives Panel and to co-ordinate the governance work around one of our key partnerships, the North Essex Parking Partnership.

The Council’s formal decision-making meetings take place in the evening (typically with a 6.00pm start) so you will need to be able to work flexibly. This is a politically restricted post.

If you are interested in this post and you would like an informal chat, please contact Richard Clifford on 01206 507832.

Interviews will be held on 9 January 2019.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/jobs/jobs-cbc-democratic-services-officer-advert →

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