Democratic Services Officer – Graduate Opportunity

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
Location: Maidstone
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
HRSupportTeam@MidKent.gov.uk

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Would you like to be a Student Ambassador?

The School of Politics and International Relations is recruiting student ambassadors for 2018/19. The School undertakes many recruitment activities throughout the academic year aimed at prospective students and we are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated students to join the recruitment team.

Ambassador work will include leading sessions at UCAS applicant days and dedicated Politics at Kent days, campus tours and promoting the School to prospective applicants at Open and Applicant Days. These activities primarily take place on Wednesday afternoons and on Saturdays; candidates should be flexible and able to work these days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all current first and second year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad. Ambassadors should be as comfortable addressing large groups of people as they are talking to visitors one on one and, most importantly, should be able to positively promote the School, their programme and the ‘Kent experience’.

Students applying for the scheme should be reliable, trustworthy and have the ability to take initiative. They should also be able to demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills as well as excellent team working and people skills.

Ambassadors that successfully make it through the selection process will receive full training from the School in order to prepare them in their roles.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send via email:
• A statement of no more than 250 words explaining your motivation and
• A CV of no more than two sides outlining your most relevant experience

Please ensure ‘student ambassador application’ is included in the subject of your email and send your completed application to: William Lowry: w.j.h.lowry@kent.ac.uk.

Opening date: Monday 14 May 2018
Closing date: Midday, Thursday 31 May 2018

Interviews expected to take place: Tuesday 5 June 2018, successful candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 1 June.