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Civic and Ceremonial Officer

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC902RS
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 11:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week, worked on a flexible basis (this post will require working irregular and unsocial hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) to meet the provisions of the service for which time off in lieu or payment will be granted wherever possible).
  • Salary: Range 2 (£17,359 - £20,526) per annum / pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

Do you think appearances matter? So do we.

We have a vacancy for the right person to provide a personal support service to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Medway, acting as personal attendant, chauffeuring them to and from engagements and other functions, occasionally acting as toastmaster and Mace bearer, at civic and ceremonial functions.

You must be able to work with minimal supervision and to maintain personal discipline whilst retaining the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity.

If you 

  • Have a full driving licence with no endorsements (valid for driving in UK and Europe)
  • Are smart and presentable
  • Have experience of driving in Great Britain and Europe in a paid capacity
  • Have experience of planning ahead and responding positively to change
  • Have an understanding of, and sensitivity to, history and tradition, and the dignity of the role of Mayor
  • Take pride in quality of work and in promoting Medway

Then you might be the right person for the role.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

For an informal discussion please contact Jane Ringham on 01634 332864.

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

Downloads

  • Medway Information Pack 2021
  • Job Profile
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC902RS
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 11:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week, worked on a flexible basis (this post will require working irregular and unsocial hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) to meet the provisions of the service for which time off in lieu or payment will be granted wherever possible).
  • Salary: Range 2 (£17,359 - £20,526) per annum / pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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