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Committee and Member Services Officer

  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 001993
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 17:10 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Oxfordshire

Job Title Committee and Member Services Officer
Job reference 001993
Service Area / Directorate Law and Governance
Salary and Grade G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract Permanent
Hours per week 30
Location Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a team at the heart of the City Council supporting the effective political governance of the Council and its companies and delivering high quality support to elected city councillors.

Oxford is an open and dynamic Council with active and engaged councillors. This is reflected in the political governance arrangements through both formal committees and informal partnerships and panel arrangements. You will be responsible for managing a range of decision making committees (e.g. Council, Cabinet, regulatory committees), company board meetings, and informal member groupings, developing and delivering a range of support services, and working with councillors and officers to ensure good quality decision making.

The ideal candidate will be someone with experience in democratic services or in a related field, will have excellent administrative and communication skills and can demonstrate political acumen and attention to detail. In addition they will be a quick learner, flexible and be able to work confidently and collaboratively in a busy deadline driven environment.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for the immediate future. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 06 December 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 13 December 2021

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andrew Brown on 01865 252230 or email abrown2@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

 

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

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  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 001993
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 17:10 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: G7: £35,783 to £36,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Oxfordshire

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