Senior Democratic Services Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Website Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Salary: £30,451 to £34,728 p.a. – plus competitive contributory pension, flexible working and other benefits

We are looking for a highly motivated colleague experienced in clerking the full spectrum of council committee meetings (Cabinet, Scrutiny, Area Committees and regulatory), who demonstrates exceptional communications skills when advising councillors, officers and other stakeholders. The candidate will also be involved in clerking school admission appeal hearings and assist with the delivery of elections at the relevant time.

You will be dynamic and flexible in your approach and enjoy working in a fast paced and a demanding environment. You will part of a highly effective and capable team, accountable for the local authority’s decision making process and effective management of the governance process.

The successful candidate will need to be willing to work unsociable hours and be available to clerk evening meetings (after 6pm for which flexi time is accrued) both at the Civic Complex and at external venues in the borough, for which a driving license and car is desirable (pool cars are available for hire).

You will need to demonstrate excellent organisation skills, be pro-active in diary management and foreseeing and dealing with deadlines. Experience of Manager, webcasting systems (such as public-i), remote meeting technology (such as Microsoft Teams and Connect Remote) and Microsoft Office is essential. Experience of Synergy (School Admission Appeals) and Express (Electoral Services) is desirable but training and full support will be provided.

We pride ourselves on our supportive, friendly and flexible culture putting your wellbeing at the centre of your personal development.

Closing Date – 21 June 2021

Shortlisting of applicants will take place on 22 and 23 June 2021 with interviews taking place (remotely) shortly thereafter.

Should you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or


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