This post offers an opportunity to work in a support role at the hub of decision-making and overview and scrutiny. The Democratic Services team has responsibility for the efficient and effective conduct of meetings of the Council, the Cabinet, Committees, Sub-Committees and a range of other formal and diverse meetings including school admission appeals.
We are seeking to recruit an individual to join us with relevant knowledge and experience of providing high quality administrative services and web publishing and system content management, an eye for detail and good inter-personal and communication skills. They will also be expected to demonstrate an ability to think about alternative ways of doing things and being open to new work practices and responsive to change.
The range of responsibilities includes providing administrative support to the Democratic Services team and Councillors and the administration of the Members’ Allowances Scheme. The post holder will also deal with members of the public, for example, via the administration of the Council’s Petition Scheme.
The successful applicant will join a motivated and enthusiastic team, which is held in high regard across the Council.
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/
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.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting managers please call Michael Turner on 01634 332817 or Jane Ringham on 01634 332864.
Interviews will be held in person at Gun Wharf, Chatham on 28 October 2021.
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 by 24 September 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.