Democratic Services Officer

Posted 13 October by Lincolnshire County Council
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£28,672 - £32,234 per annum
Lincoln , Lincolnshire
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Do you have an understanding of Local Government? Are you an effective communicator and team player, who is able to work accurately under pressure? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.

A rare opportunity has arisen to work within the Democratic Services Team, at the heart of Lincolnshire County Council, providing support to the Council's decision-making process.

A Democratic Services Officer is required on a full-time, permanent basis to join a professional and friendly team providing comprehensive support and guidance to Lincolnshire County Council's 70 elected members.

The role

The role of the Democratic Services Officer is to contribute towards the successful delivery of the Council's decision-making process. This will include the successful management of formal meetings of the County Council including the preparation of agendas, the writing of formal minutes and the provision of Constitutional advice and the day-to-day provision of general advice and guidance to councillors, officers and members of the public as required.

The role will be based at County Offices in Lincoln with some opportunity to work from home. Colleagues are expected to attend the offices to support committee meetings and to provide ad hoc assistance to councillors as required.

What we're looking for

Ideally the successful candidate will already have a good understanding of the work of local government and an appreciation of the political nature of this sector. The post-holder will need to exercise a high level of sensitivity and diplomacy and will be expected to act in a politically neutral way at all times.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential along with the ability to write high quality reports, adjusting the method and manner of communication to suit different audiences. The Democratic Services Team work to strict deadlines and attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure are also important. The post holder will also have a strong team ethic and a 'can-do' attitude to their work.

What we can offer

We are offering a competitive starting salary of £28,672, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to ensure you meet the required criteria, before clicking apply! When completing your application please ensure that your cover letter clearly states why you have applied and how you feel you can meet the essential requirements within the Job Description's Person Specification section.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role then please contact Nigel West on .

Applications close on 31st October and interviews will take place on the 9th and 10th November 2021.

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Reference: 44359989

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