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Senior Democratic Services Officer

  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: LS007_R2
  • Published: Thu 21/07/2022, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,320 pa – £36,711 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

At Epsom & Ewell, we aspire to deliver high quality services to our residents. We might be small, but we have big plans to serve our population of 80,000 residents. We are investing in our future, increasing strategic capacity and exploring new ways of working.

Our long-term vision for the Borough tells us where we want to be and how we’re going to get there. This role will support delivering our vision and the aspirations of local people, as well as driving forward key deliverables from our Four Year and Recovery Plans.

We are a Residents’ Association controlled Council which operates a committee system of decision-making.  You will work as part of a small friendly team in a challenging and busy environment.  We are looking for someone with experience in a democratic services environment and knowledge of a committee management system will be beneficial.

The focus of this role is the administration of committees ensuring open, legal, and transparent decision-making and supporting the organising and delivery of elections. This role works at a high level with senior officers across the Council and Councillors. This role will support and deputise for the Democratic Services Manager and will deal with more complex agendas and committees.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with a great attention to detail. You need to be organised, accurate and able to work under pressure to predetermined deadlines You must have a sound understanding of local government to support the preparation of agendas and in providing advice to senior officers and Councillors.

Experience of servicing meetings, internet broadcasting or equivalent general administrative experience is essential as is working with IT systems including Microsoft Office 365 and Modern Gov.  This role requires working evening as the majority of Council meetings start at 7.30pm for which TOIL is provided subject to business cover. 

In return you will benefit from 24 days annual leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service), subsidised gym membership and car parking, payment of professional fees, entitlement to join the local government pension scheme, and non-contributory life assurance.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and committed team and we look forward to receiving your application. For further details please contact Tim Richardson at trichardson@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or on 01372 732122.

Closing date:                       28th August 2022

Interviews/ assessments:    1st September 2022

Diversity statement
At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.

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Please apply online via the link provided by completing our application form. Please note, we do not accept CVs for this position.

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  • Employer: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Reference: LS007_R2
  • Published: Thu 21/07/2022, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,320 pa – £36,711 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey

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