We are seeking an enthusiastic person with initiative and drive to join a small but busy team supporting the democratic processes of the Maidstone Council and helping to ensure that decisions can be taken effectively and lawfully. This will involve co-ordinating and servicing meetings of the Council’s Committees, working closely with Councillors and Senior Officers, and will include preparing and publishing agendas, reports and minutes.
Applicants for the post will need to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with Councillors and Senior Officers, and must have strong written and spoken communication skills. Interpersonal and organisational skills are also essential requirements of the post and you will regularly be required to attend evening meetings, for which payment will be made. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a busy, high-pressure environment.
We welcome applications from candidates without previous direct experience in a Democratic Services environment, provided the candidate can demonstrate the skills required and an enthusiastic attitude.
This post is career graded and training will be offered in all aspects of the role, including the possibility of studying for professional qualifications.
For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Sam Bailey on 01622 602263
Job title: Democratic Services Officer
Job reference: 001015
Application closing date: 30/05/2018
Salary: MBC Grade 7-9 (£22,592 – £30,844)
Package: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), to employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.
Closing Date: 30 May 2018
Interview Date: 19 June 2018
Email queries to:
The Recruitment Team
Mid Kent Human Resources
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