Democratic Services Officer

Up to £24,452 per annum, pro rata.
11 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Democratic Services Officer
Corporate and Human Resources Service. 

Part time - 30 hours, Permanent contract. 
Up to £24,452 per annum, pro rata. 
Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience

This appointment is to assist in providing a comprehensive support service to elected members and the Council's decision making structure, ensuring efficient democratic decision making to corporate standards. Experience of accurate minute and report writing and the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically both verbally and in writing is essential.

As part of a small team you will need to be pro-active, confident and an excellent communicator with the ability to remain calm and professional under pressure. You will ideally have knowledge of local authority committee administration and procedures. Excellent IT skills are essential, as is the ability to research, absorb and communicate complex information. Flexible and adaptable, you must be equally able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team, often to tight schedules.

Working pattern can be discussed. Please note there is a need for flexibility and occasional evening work to cover committee meetings.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Lisa Cooper - Democratic Services Manager on telephone: (01424) 787813 or by email:

The job description and application form are available to download from

Should you have any problems accessing our website, please contact the Corporate and Human Resources Service on telephone: (01424) 787704 or email

Any applications returned electronically should be sent to:

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on: Friday 26th January 2018
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 7th February 2018

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors

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