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Senior Democratic Services Officer (P01745)

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

Job Introduction

Senior Democratic Services Officer  

Starting salary £39,382pa with potential progression to £42,383pa on achieving designated skills and experience

37 hours per week (hybrid working and in person evening meetings)

The Borough of Welwyn Hatfield is unique, with its foundation steeped in history. It is no surprise it is a place where people want to live and work.

In this pivotal role, you will ensure residents of the Borough have access to local democracy whilst upholding the principals of good governance. If you have a genuine interest in democracy and governance, are committed to driving change and improving services, this is the role for you.

The successful candidate will become a key member of the Governance Services Team and will provide a comprehensive range of services, including support to various council meetings throughout the municipal year.

You will play a full role in the democratic life of the council: being responsible for the preparation of committee summonses, agendas, provision of advice during meetings, report preparation and ensuring an accurate and timely record of meetings is made.

To be successful in this role, you will need experience of committee administration and have a working knowledge of the democratic decision-making process. 

This role requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and meticulous attention to detail. This is a small team, so we need a good team player who welcomes and responds positively to change.

The ability to converse with ease with other staff and members of the public and to provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.

Closing date for applications is 3 December 2023.

Remote assessments will be held on 8 December 202 and interviews will be held on 14 December 2023.

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