Post Ref: L72 - Democratic Services Team Leader

Post Ref: L72 - Democratic Services Team Leader

Salary: £25,827 - £27,343 per annum

If you are a democratic services professional with experience gained in working with councillors or with senior executives, this is an outstanding opportunity to lead Broxtowe Borough Council’s Democratic Services Section.

You will need to demonstrate extensive experience in supporting democratic processes, have a proven track record in providing exemplary services to elected representatives, have significant experience of working in the field of Democratic Services and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of Democratic Services activities including committee administration and councillor support.

As the Democratic Services Team Leader, you will be tasked with the effective management of the Democratic Services Team. You will drive the delivery of democratic services to councillors and committees. You will ensure that all aspects of the democratic function operate effectively, committees are supported and the councillors are enabled to perform their political duties. You will be organised, accurate and able to work under pressure to pre-determined deadlines. You will be confident and tactful in dealing with the public, elected members and senior officers. You will also have excellent communication skills.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Demonstrable experience of taking formal minutes of meetings that are then open to publication
  • A strong understanding of the governance arrangements within local government
  • Demonstrable team leadership
  • Experience of working in a political environment and the ability to demonstrate political sensitivity
  • Experience of giving advice at a senior level, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience of working independently and using your own initiative to solve problems
  • Experience of coping with a high workload with minimal supervision and to tight deadlines
  • The ability to represent our GREAT values and behaviours.

As the majority of meetings are held during the evening you should be prepared to work out of normal office hours. The Council operates a flexible working policy in order to accommodate this.

For a chat about this position on an informal basis please contact Jeremy Ward, Head of Governance, on 0115 917 3278

Expected interview date: Early – Mid March 2020.

Please quote reference no: L72

Closing date: Wednesday 26 February 2020 at 5:00pm

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Why join us?

The Council has five GREAT values which represent our standards and expectations of how we’ll work.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

As a Broxtowe Borough Council employee you can enjoy many benefits including a generous pension fund, loyalty awards and family friendly policies to help you balance your work and family life, as well as discounts and offers as part of our employee benefits scheme.

Read more about the benefits of working at Broxtowe Borough Council.

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