Democratic Services Officer (two posts), South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

Website South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

Grade 6: £35,077 – £39,983 pro rata

Brief Overview
Due to the departure of the previous postholders we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our small team delivering democratic services at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils.

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the democratic process at two councils, with specific responsibility for the management of meetings (preparation of agendas, reports and minutes), providing sound advice and guidance to councillors and officers on constitutional matters and the ethical framework applying to councillors. There is also the opportunity to get involved in the delivery of elections.

The team is looking to develop and improve support to the councils to ensure the efficient management of the decision-making processes in accordance with statutory and best practice requirements.

We are looking for a confident and motivated person to join us who is capable of balancing many priorities, able to communicate to a high standard, both verbally and in writing, and who has excellent organisational and IT skills.

Benefits include a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave, time off between Christmas and the New Year, a pension scheme, free parking and flexible working hours.

For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Culliford, Democratic Services Team Leader, on 01235 422522

If this job excites you, we would love to hear from you. Please set out clearly how you meet the person specification. When applying, please note that it is important to save the online form as you go along because the form WILL timeout after 30 minutes and all of your work will be lost if you have not saved the form.

The councils are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post.

The council offers various flexible working arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage.

Please note that applications for these posts must be received by noon on 22 November 2019.
Interview date: week commencing Monday 2 December
Please assume that if you have not heard from us by the interview date then you have not been selected for interview on this occasion. If you are invited to an interview, please note that we do not reimburse costs for your travel or other expenses that you incur.

This is a Politically Restricted Post under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended) which restricts political activity including standing as a candidate for election, acting as an election agent and canvassing on behalf of a political party.

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