Head of Democratic Services, Runnymede Borough Council

Website Runnymede Borough Council

Salary £45,646- £52,938 pa depending on skills and experience
Full time, 37 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity in our Democratic Services Team.  We are seeking a new Head of Democratic Services due to the retirement of existing staff.

You will need to be team player with strong organisational and communication skills (both verbal and written), the ability to manage a varied workload to deadlines and well-developed ICT skills. For the post, ideally you would have at least five years experience of local government committee or democratic services related work and possess sound judgement, attention to detail and political sensitivity.

The Council operates a committee-based system model which means that the post holders will have extensive exposure to and interaction with Councillors. The Council has also recently introduced a new software system called Modern.Gov for the creation of papers for meetings.

Your role will involve co-ordinating and servicing meetings of Committee and Member Working Parties. Tasks will include preparation of agendas, advising on procedural issues to ensure statutory requirements are met, attendance at evening meetings, as needed, and writing minutes. You will also assist with scrutiny reviews. Due to the roles having regular contact with, and supporting Councillors, and liaising with senior officers, good interpersonal skills are important.

An attendance allowance is payable for attendance at evening meetings (or TOIL can be given if preferred). The post has been designated as a politically restricted posts under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Runnymede is currently in a trial of an agile working system which allows staff to work from home two days a week.

For an informal chat about this position, please contact Bernard Fleckney, Democratic Services Manager on 01932 425620.

Please apply online at www.surreyjobs.info or by clicking on the ‘Apply for Job’ button below.  Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact Human Resources. Email: humanresources@runnymede.gov.uk.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please provide an email address where possible as you will be contacted by email if you are selected to attend for an interview.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 29th May 2022- at midnight

Interview date: 7th June 2022

To apply for this job please visit www.surreyjobs.info.