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Senior Democratic Services Officer

  • Employer: Bedford Borough Council
  • Reference: BBC/22/206032
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 10:17 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/08/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,798 - £34,373 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bedfordshire

We are looking for a skilled and experienced individual to join the Democratic and Electoral Team at the heart of the Council's decision making process. Bedford Borough Council is an authority with a directly elected Mayor and this role is an opportunity for someone to join an existing team to help to deliver high quality committee and scrutiny services to Members of the Council. With your existing experience, skills and knowledge you will quickly be able to make a proactive contribution to the service.

Responsibilities within this post include:

  • Undertaking agenda planning, convening meetings, issuing agendas and taking minutes of the meetings.
  • Ensuring timetables are met and co-ordination between committees and groups enhances the democratic process of the Council.
  • To work with team members to ensure consistency of approach and development of knowledge and skills across the team; and consistency in advice to officers and Members.

You must have a good knowledge of the law relating to Council committee meetings and have experience of supporting committees within a political environment. You should also have a good knowledge of local government, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be committed to team working, and have a flexible approach to work.

This post holder must be available to work "out of the normal office hours" during the week as dictated by the requirements of the service.

Please note that as this role is part-time there may be opportunities to increase hours on occasions to support the team including undertaking additional duties to support the electoral team during the election timetable for the local elections in May 2023.

For an informal discussion, please contact Lesley Blue, Manager for Democratic and Electoral Services Lesley.blue@bedford.gov.uk

For full job details visit https://www.bedford.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/vacancies/

Closing Date:  Monday 22 August 2022.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 14 September 2022

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  • Employer: Bedford Borough Council
  • Reference: BBC/22/206032
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 10:17 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/08/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,798 - £34,373 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bedfordshire

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