Democratic and Scrutiny Officer Posted 2 months ago - Expired 2 months ago
Salary Details: £23,866 to £26,470 per annum
Job Term: Full Time
Appointment Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Town Hall
Department: Chesterfield Borough Council
Division: Policy & Communication - Community engagement
This is an exciting opportunity to join our small team of Democratic and Scrutiny Officers, providing an essential high-profile service to Chesterfield Borough Council and its residents.
In this role you will be at the heart of the Council’s decision making processes.
As well as providing dedicated support to the Council’s Committees and Overview and Scrutiny function, you will also act as an advisor to elected members and officers on all aspects of the procedural and administrative tasks involved in the Council’s decision making processes, constitution and conduct of meetings.
You will have the opportunity to work with other local authorities and outside bodies as our Democratic and Scrutiny section administers joint working arrangements with neighbouring authorities and strategic boards.
Through your support of the scrutiny function, you will be required to project manage the delivery of in depth scrutiny reviews, working closely with elected members to scope and work plan the review, undertake research and analysis, and prepare and deliver reports and presentations.
Due to the contact with senior leadership, elected members and the public, this is a politically restricted role which requires excellent communication skills and political awareness as well as the ability to contribute effectively in a team environment.
As part of the Policy and Communications team, we also undertake cross-team working on key projects throughout the year which will develop new skills and enhance your experience by contributing to community engagement, local democracy and civic activities.
Putting our communities first is at the centre of Chesterfield Borough Council’s priorities, this involves providing great services to customers and residents and ensuring that we are a council that works together as one team.
You will contribute to the Council’s vision and enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working and learning and development opportunities.
For an informal discussion please contact Rachel Appleyard, Senior Democratic and Scrutiny Officer on (01246) 345277, or to apply please click on the link below.
Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways.
In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to progress your career further.
CV's are not accepted, please apply online.
Provisional interview date: 30 July 2018