Governance Advisor, Rotherham MBC

Website Rotherham MBC

Salary £36,371 – £39,571 (pay award pending)
Permanent, 37 hours per week
Job reference REQ10726

The Governance Team within Democratic Services is seeking a highly effective, resilient and professional individual to join our team to provide professional advice and support to ensure that the council’s governance activities are delivered to a high standard in which councillors and the public have confidence.

This role is a full-time position, 37 hours per week, in the Governance Team which is responsible for the breadth of activities that support our councillors individually and collectively. The team co-ordinates and supports the council’s governance, overview and scrutiny and decision-making structures.

You will be required to work closely with elected councillors, directors and senior officers of the Council to ensure an innovative, planned and legally compliant approach. This will involve you undertaking a wide range of governance activities, including agenda planning, all aspects of meeting support, advising councillors in public meetings and decision recording in accordance with the statutory requirements.

You will work with the Governance Manager and other Governance Advisors, along with colleagues across Democratic Services, to plan work programmes and lead on service and cross Council projects as appropriate.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Barbel Gale, Governance Manager on (01709) 807665 or

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. For further information, please visit our website.

This post is classed as ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2024 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

Closing date 29th August 2022

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