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Democratic and Electoral Services Officer

  • Employer: South Oxfordshire District Council / Vale of White Horse District Council
  • Reference: 00325957
  • Published: Wed 30/01/2019, 13:24 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 15/02/2019, 13:24 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £34,155 to £38,932 pro rata (with a pay award of 2.7 % this April)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Abingdon
Democratic and Electoral Services Officer 

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working. 

Position: Democratic Services Officer 
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire (Commutable from Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Reading, Farringdon, Bicester and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 25 hours a week 
Salary: £34,155 to £38,932 pro rata (with a pay award of 2.7 % this April) 
Benefits: include a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave, time off between Christmas and the New Year, a pension scheme, free parking and flexible working hours. 

Closing date: by noon on 15 February 2019. 
Interview date: week commencing: Monday 25 February 2019 

About the role: 

Due to the departure of the previous postholder we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our small team delivering democratic services at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils. 

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the democratic process at two councils, with specific responsibility for the management of meetings (preparation of agendas, reports and minutes), providing sound advice and guidance to councillors and officers on constitutional matters and the ethical framework applying to councillors. There is also the opportunity to get involved in the delivery of elections. 

The team is looking to develop and improve support to the councils to ensure the efficient management of the decision-making processes in accordance with statutory and best practice requirements. 

About you: 

We are looking for a confident and motivated person to join us who is capable of balancing many priorities, able to communicate to a high standard, both verbally and in writing, and who has excellent organisational and IT skills. 

The councils are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. 

This is a Politically Restricted Post under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended). 

You may have experience of the following: Democratic and Electoral Services Officer, Democratic Officer, Electoral Registration, Democratic Services, Administrator, Administration, Electoral Services Officer, Policy Assistant, Policies, Public Affairs, Political Science, Elections etc.