Democratic Services Team Manager, Sevenoaks District Council

Website Sevenoaks District Council

Full time, Permanent position
Salary: £39,516 to £42,507

You will be a well-rounded Officer who is seeking a new challenge. Boasting relevant team leadership experience, you will be extremely well-organised and politically sensitive. You will be looking to build on your already significant democratic services skills while leading our team. You will also be excited at the opportunity to support the Council’s busy Chairman.

With thorough knowledge of local government and of Executive Arrangements, you will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to clerk and run the most significant meetings of the Council. You will work well under pressure and be able to respond quickly and with confidence to changing circumstances. A committed team player, you will have a flexible approach and commitment to the belief that ‘the customer is anyone who isn’t me’.

We are an award winning Council. Having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, we are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team were recently recognised when they were a nominated finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards (Finance Team of the Year – Councils).

Based at Argyle Road in Sevenoaks, we can offer you an excellent benefits package that includes 30 to 35 days annual leave (depending on length of local government service) plus public holidays with the flexibility of buying or selling additional leave, flexible working, a generous pension scheme, discounted membership at Council leisure facilities, etc.

If you like the idea of managing a small and busy team in a friendly workplace, this might just be the opportunity for you. For an informal chat about the post, please email to arrange a conversation.

To apply please visit where you can locate an information pack and application form.

Closing date: 16 May 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 17 May 2021

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