Senior Democratic Governance Adviser, Blackpool Council

Website Blackpool Council

Salary: £35,745 – £38,223
Contract type: Permanent, full time, 37 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Adviser to join Blackpool’s Democratic Governance team. The team sits within the Governance and Partnerships Directorate at the heart of the Council and is responsible for managing the Council’s democratic processes and supporting both the Executive and Overview and Scrutiny functions in addition to the Council’s wholly owned companies. If you are looking for an interesting, diverse and challenging role with opportunities to work on a variety of projects, then this could be the role for you to allow you to take the next step in your career development.

We are looking for a confident and proactive team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a keen analytical mind to provide governance support to a wide range of bodies notably including Scrutiny Committees and the Council’s wholly owned companies.

As a Senior Adviser you will be innovative and help to drive improvement.  You will be expected to have good knowledge of local government decision making processes in order to provide professional advice to members and officers and will be responsible for ensuring high standards of corporate governance.  You will need to have a sound level of experience of working with elected members and supporting Council Committees and be able to establish good working relationships with senior leaders and partners.  You will also need to be highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines.

In return we offer the opportunity to work flexibly with a varied and interesting workload and the support and access to the training and development needed to develop your skills. This is an exciting time for you to join us and develop your career.

Please note this is a politically restricted post and you will be required to attend some evening meetings.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Sharon Davis, Scrutiny Manager, on (01253) 477213

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm Thursday 29 February 2024

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