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Democratic Services Officer (Part-Time 28.8 Hours per week) Mon to Fri

Designated Workplace:  52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Designated Workstyle:  Flexible Office Based Worker
Salary:  £32,076 to £33,945 per annum pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours:  28.8 per week
Tenure:  Permanent
Published:  Friday 09 February 2024
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 25 February 2024
Reference:  HR-0015-24-R

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a small friendly team providing professional support to the Council's decision-making processes and Local Councillors, in a varied and interesting role.

We are seeking a highly motivated and professional person with strong inter-personal skills to support the Council's decision-making and governance arrangements, working with Members and senior officers.

Your role will be to assist in ensuring that the Council operates efficiently, effectively and lawfully as a democratic body, including providing relevant professional support to meetings, ensuring effective decision-making, assisting in maintaining the Council's Constitution and handling and developing democratic and civic processes.  You will provide accurate and timely procedural and constitutional guidance to Councillors, officers, the public and partners.  With a solid background in the decision-making, administrative and governance processes of local authorities or a similar role, you will also have the ability to work to tight deadlines and possess excellent communication and IT skills.

The post holder will be required to work some evenings to attend meetings and occasional weekends at Mayoral/Civic events, although in the main hours will be worked flexibly Monday to Friday in agreement with the Manager. 

The post has been designated as a 'Flexible office based worker' and the post holder will be required to attend the office at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk if Committee Meetings, Mayoral/Civic events, team meetings, catch up meetings and training are not being conducted by way of remote meeting software.  Attendance at the office could be up to 3 times in some weeks, however, in the main, the post holder is able to work remotely from home, which will be based on business need.  Where possible, the dates and times of required visits to the office will be agreed in advance.  However, there may be some occasions when the post holder may be required to attend the workplace/office at short notice.

We pride ourselves on our friendliness and being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you. A competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement, the opportunity for hybrid working, Local Government Pension Scheme, work life balance policies, and support for your personal development are just some of the benefits we offer.

If you would like further information or informal discussion about the post please contact Jacky Denning on 01695 585384 or e-mail jacky.denning@westlancs.gov.uk

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