The Democratic Services team in Havering are responsible for arranging and supporting a wide range of meetings attended by Councillors, officers and members of the public. From meetings of the full Council and Cabinet to scrutiny meetings and school admission appeals and exclusion reviews, we work with a wide range of parties to ensure successful meetings that facilitate the work of the Council. We work closely with the 54 elected Councillors as well as heads of Council departments and of course local residents and other stakeholders in Havering and beyond.
Democratic Services Officer
Grade 7- £34794-£38799
In this role, you will act as clerk to a range of meetings with responsibility for publishing agendas, ensuring meetings run smoothly and that they meet relevant legal requirements. These could include school admission appeal or exclusion review hearings, overview and scrutiny committees or meetings related to the Council’s planning and licensing functions. You will deal with a wide variety of stakeholders such as Councillors, solicitors and senior Council officers, as well as members of the public.
Your role will also cover the taking of minutes, publishing these on the Council’s website where appropriate and a range of follow-up actions after a meeting.
If you are good at taking notes or summarising the main outcomes from a meeting, this role may be right for you. You won’t necessarily need direct experience but you will need good communication skills as you will need to be able to deal productively with Councillors, officers and members of the public. In particular you will have the ability to write effective minutes and other types of material using a high level of written English language skills. If you feel you meet our requirements, we would be pleased to hear from you.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note that CVs will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Anthony Clements on 01708 433065.
You will be notified if your application has been successful.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.
Closing Date: 6 September 2019