Fixed Term Contract - 18 months
We are looking for a confident, articulate person to join our small, busy team managing the Council’s democratic processes.
You will work with councillors and officers at all levels of the organisation, supporting a range of council and committee meetings and working groups, as well as dealing with elections and electoral registration.
You must be a team player, but also be able to manage your own workload and work to tight deadlines. We are looking for an effective communicator, both orally and in writing. You will also possess the discretion demanded in a political environment.
Although the hours are 37 per week, these are not 9 to 5 jobs as you will be required to attend regular evening meetings, for which time off in lieu will be given. You will also be expected to work additional hours, possibly including weekends, at peak election times.
You must be proficient in the use of ICT systems and comfortable with using audio visual equipment. Experience of using Xpress, the Council’s Electoral Management System, and/or Modern.gov, the Committee Management System would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.
Experience of working in Democratic Services or local government is desirable, as is an understanding of electoral law and knowledge of decision making procedures. Consideration will be given to candidates with transferable skills which meet the person specification grade.
Benefits include a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, free parking, flexible working hours and private healthcare (subject to grade conditions).
This is a Politically Restricted Posts under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended).
Please note, CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a completed application form.
For an informal discussion on either of these vacancies, please contact Rachel Whillis, Democratic Services Manager, on 01276 707319.
Closing Date: Sunday 7th August 2022 23.59
Interview Date: Friday 12th August 2022
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.