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Democratic Services Officer

A Senior Democratic Services Officer is required for a council based in the Home Counties on an ongoing locum basis, pending successful permanent recruitment.

Our client is seeking a candidate to undertake the role of Senior Democratic Services Officer on a locum basis for up to 21 hours per week. This is a hybrid working role, with attendance required at evening committee meetings approximately 3 times per month.

Duties for the Democratic Services officer include:

  • To service the Council's Committees and other bodies as required, including arranging and attending Member and Officer-level meetings, compiling reports and agendas, despatching papers on time, attending meetings, taking and drafting minutes, advising Members and Officers on procedures, ensuring Committee decisions are actioned and related administrative work carried out.
  • Maintaining and keeping up-to-date the Unit's electronic committee management system and departmental records and to help Members, Officers and customers when required.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with Members and Officers involved in the Overview and Scrutiny process, providing advice and information where appropriate, initiating action on their behalf and representing their views accurately to other employees.
  • Keep up to date with the developments in Democratic Services and Scrutiny work through reading, research and appropriate networking opportunities.

This position is to start as soon as possible and the ideal Democratic Services Officer will have prior Local Government experience. The successful candidate will be joining a supportive, established team.

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