Governance Officer, Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council

We are looking for two Governance Officers to join our team, one on permanent basis and one for a fixed term until the end of June 2019.

The starting salary is £24,657 (Level One) rising to £26,470 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

Constitutional Services is at the heart of the Council’s democratic processes and is responsible for the Council’s governance and decision making arrangements. We work closely with councillors and colleagues to ensure that the Council’s governance framework is transparent and effective, and supports efficient decision making that contributes towards achieving the Council’s objectives. We are a proactive and forward thinking team, supporting an interesting and increasingly commercial portfolio of work.

Candidates will ideally have experience of working in a local authority democratic services environment and will have knowledge of, or the ability to learn the law and procedures governing the conduct of meetings, council constitutions and education appeals; and the confidence to put that knowledge into practice. Experience in using the Modern.Gov committee management system would be desirable.

The role includes:
– supporting the governance and administration of meetings
– providing advice on governance issues to councillors, colleagues, partners and citizens
– supporting others to perform their role effectively within the governance framework
– developing and delivering training to councillors, colleagues and others involved in decision making
– identifying and implementing improvements to governance arrangements.

Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free.

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