An opportunity exists to join a small but busy team supporting Huntingdonshire District Council's democratic and governance processes in relation to the effective discharge of the Overview and Scrutiny function.
Working at the heart of the Council's decision making process, you will be required to attend and lead a range of formal Member level meetings (many of which are held in the evening so flexibility for evening work is required) and undertake all the associated tasks relating to the management of formal meetings, including preparing and publishing Agendas, reports and Minutes. You will work closely with elected Members on Overview and Scrutiny and senior officers, providing professional advice on democratic, governance and constitutional issues.
You will be highly organised, able to work flexibly, be adept at meeting demanding deadlines in pressurised circumstances, possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and excellent IT skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate innovation, ideally in respect of modernising decision making processes in a local authority context. Experience of the Modern.Gov committee management system would be highly advantageous.
You will also be expected to demonstrate knowledge and experience of committee administration in either local government or a similar public administration body and be educated to degree level, hold an appropriate higher professional qualification or the equivalent level of expertise gained through working in the sector.
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for completed applications is midday 1st March 2021 and interviews will be held on 8th March 2021.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits including flexitime to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities