Governance Officer, Rutland County Council

Website Rutland County Council

Salary: £25,481 – £27,041
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week (Flexible/agile working)

We are looking for an experienced Governance Officer! An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the small but busy Governance team at Rutland County Council, working alongside elected Councillors and senior officers across all departments to help support the Council’s democratic process.

About the role…
The Governance Officer role is part of a team responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the Council’s formal decision making committees. The role also involves providing advice and guidance to elected Members, senior officers and other stakeholders to make sure that the decisions meet the statutory framework.

The Governance Officer will undertake the following main duties:
• Arranging meetings, briefings and training sessions
• Preparation and publication of reports, agendas and minutes
• Attending meetings – both in person and virtual meetings
• Support for the Planning and Licensing Committee
• Advising Members, Officers and Members of the Public on the procedural and administrative aspects of the Committee process
• Management of the Council’s Forward Plan

About you…
• Highly motivated and an enthusiastic team player with previous governance experience, preferably in supporting regulatory committees
• Politically astute, confident and with excellent communication skills
• Well organised with good attention to detail
• You will have a thorough knowledge of how local government works and be an experienced user
• Availability to attend evening meetings will be required as will an ability to use video conferencing software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams
• Flexible, to be able to work on site or from home as required

Political Restriction…
Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the Governance Officer post is classified as a politically restricted post. Employees who are politically restricted are disqualified from standing for or holding elected office under the Local Government (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 (LGO (PR)R 1990) [SI 851].

Our offer to you…
We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact: Jo Morley, Scrutiny Officer on 01572 758271 or at

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Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Closing date: 12 May 2021 @ midnight

Interviews will be held week commencing 24 May 2021


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