Democratic Services Officer - Isle of Wight Council

Salary: £18,870 to £20,147 per annum
Contract Term: Permanent
Contract Type: Full time
Location: Newport
Posted on 11 January 2018
Closing Date: 26th January 2018

Administration / General Office / Public Sector

Democratic Services, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Salary: Grade 6, £18,870 to £20,147 per annum.

Hours: 37 per week,

Permanent Contract

The Democratic Services Team is at the heart of the Council.  We provide a wide range of democratic services to elected members.  

As a member of the team, you will be accountable for a range of responsibilities, primarily ensuring compliance with legal requirements, constitutional provisions, corporate protocols and business practices in respect of agenda preparation, the recording of executive decisions, minute writing, report writing and document publication in pursuance of the Council’s policies of openness and transparency.

Accurate and reliable advice is essential in response to Committee and Panel chairmen, vice chairmen, all Councillors and senior managers in respect of the Council’s Constitution, statutory provisions underpinning the Council’s democratic framework and the operation of corporate protocols.

Possessing effective communication skills together with the ability to prioritise and manage one’s own work is essential. We are therefore looking for a personable and enthusiastic individual, who is highly organised, can work on their own initiative, meet tight deadlines and be accurate.

In addition you will play a significant role in supporting, and administering, the work of the Independent School Appeal Panels, attending hearings and advising Panel Members. Knowledge or understanding of, school admission appeals legislation, processes and codes of practice would be an advantage.

You will approach tasks proactively, with confidence and diplomacy.  Using your inter-personal and IT skills you can contribute to the future development and strengthening of our services.

Three A Levels (to include English language)/City and Guilds Level 3/ BTEC in Business Administration, (or equivalent qualification), or equivalent experience of working in an office environment is required. An opportunity will be provided to attend relevant personal and professional development training courses.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Simon Wiggins, on 82100 ext 6837.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please use the option below to apply online and ensure you state that you found this vacancy at Isle of Wight on your application form.

Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Closing date: 26th January 2018

Isle of Wight Council

Isle of Wight Council

The Isle of Wight Council recognises the importance of a motivated workforce and offers a package of benefits to support them. Including everything you would expect from a modern public sector organisation.

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