Governance Manager, Rotherham MBC

Website Rotherham MBC

Salary: £42,683 – £45,591
Job reference REQ02059

This is an exciting time to join Rotherham Council following significant improvements over the last few years. Following a restructure of Democratic Services to modernise our service, we are looking to appoint a Governance Manager to lead a team of professional advisors ensuring that the council’s governance activities are delivered to a high standard in which councillors and the public have confidence.

This is a 37 hour, permanent role leading the Governance Unit which is responsible for the breadth of activities that support our councillors individually and collectively. The team co-ordinates and, in particular, supports the council’s governance, oversight and decision making structures.

You will be responsible for managing and delivering the servicing of Council, Cabinet, Committees, Sub-Committees and all other Member level bodies and key officer groups supporting decision-making. You will give authoritative advice and guidance to Members and other as necessary, ensuring all meetings conform to legal requirements and in accordance with the Constitution, corporate standards and relevant procedures and processes.

You will work with the Head of Democratic Services and other managers across the authority to deliver continual process improvements to governance processes and to lead on service and cross Council projects as appropriate.

You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills, together with ability to motivate and lead staff.

For further information or to have a discussion about this role, please contact James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services on (01709) 822477 or email

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).

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.

Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

In order to support the Council’s requirement to save a further £41 million from its budget, by collective agreement, from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 there is a temporary 1.15% pay reduction from the advertised substantive salary quoted, which will be 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 three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part time workers and new starters in year) will be granted.

Closing date for applications: 26/01/2020

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