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Interim Democratic Services Officer

  • Location

    South East England, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20 - £30 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Natalie Ferguson

  • Email:


  • Reference:


  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6months +

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Democratic Services Officer

Sellick Partnership is currently recruiting for an experienced democratic services officer on behalf of a busy local authority in the South East.

The role is initially for 3 - 6 months with the possibility of permanent employment.

Duties include:

  • Delivering support for councillors' meetings, including formal committees of the Council, sub-committees, panels and officer meetings.
  • Provide complete secretarial support to a number of such meetings, including the preparation and publication of agendas, the collation of reports, attendance at meetings to give procedural advice and taking concise, accurate minutes.
  • A flexible approach is required, as the role will assist with the general running of the Democratic Services function.
  • These duties can include the organisation of events and training, assisting with research for councillor led scrutiny reviews, associated report writing and providing cover for other team members as and when required

Person specification

  • Previous experience of democratic services gained within a local authority setting
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 to efficiently undertake a range of tasks
  • Basic understanding of local government
  • A team centred approach to delivering services to internal and external customers
  • Flexible approach to work, including attendance at evening meetings as required
  • Organised and the ability to prioritise conflicting workloads
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to be able to convey complex information to a range of audiences
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to act with tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to work across multiple locations
  • Ability to act with tact, diplomacy and discretion

The role will largely involve remote working however you will also be flexible to attend the office and meetings when necessary.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience for the role of democratic services officer, please apply now or contact Natalie Ferguson in our Manchester office.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.