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Democratic Services Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

This is a great opportunity for a Democratic Services Officer to support local democracy, work with alongside politicians and senior officers across all departments, as well as to provide advice and information to members of the public.

We are looking for someone highly motivated, with previous democratic services experience to join our team. You will be based mainly in Wandsworth, but you may be required to work flexibly across both boroughs, as necessary.

We are looking to recruit one person (PO1-PO2) for a fixed-term position until 30th September 2022.

We are looking for a candidate who has experience of dealing with complex and/or demanding responsibilities in relation to governance processes, formal decision-making committees and queries from elected politicians, with minimal supervision. You will also be able to demonstrate that you have strong communication skills, political sensitivity, effective prioritisation skills and an ability to work well in a team.

If you would like to find out more about the jobs, please contact Thayyiba Shaah, Democratic Services Manager  on 020 8871 6039 or email Thayyiba.shaah@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or Chris Kelly, Democratic Services Manager  on 020 8871 6021 or email chris.kelly@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  1st December 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C 6th December 2021

Interview Date:  9th December 2021 (TBC)

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All internal applicants  wishing to apply to for this role on a secondment basis must seek permission from their current line manager before applying.  Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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