Council: Dunstable Town Council

County: Bedfordshire

Salary: £30,151 rising to £32,020

Closing date: 18/05/2023 17:00

Democratic Services Manager

Applications must be returned by 18/05/2023 17:00

Role: Democratic Services Manager (37 Hours)

Starting salary: £30,151 rising to £32,020

We are now looking for a full time Democratic Services Manager to join our team at Grove House in Dunstable.

Your Rewards

  • Competitive salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Staff benefits package
  • Training available

Your Role

If you have an eye for detail and like working with people this is an outstanding opportunity to further your career within our Town Council. Experience of working with councillors, board members or senior executives would be helpful, however if you have the key skills we need, full training will be provided although full training is available for the right candidate. In Dunstable, we have an unparalleled opportunity to shape the town in a way that benefits our community for years to come. If you share our ambition and are eager to make your mark, we would love to hear from you.

As the Democratic Services Manager, you will drive the delivery of support to Councillors and Committees. Specifically, you will manage committee administration and members’ services such as the Town Mayor’s engagements and civic functions and ensure the Mayor and the Councillors are enabled to perform their civic and political duties.

Your role will also involve:

  • Supporting Council meetings and publishing the minutes
  • Supporting the Town Mayor
  • Addressing training needs highlighted by Councillors
  • Managing the Democratic Services budget

As part of your role, you will be required to undertake regular evening work for Committees and occasional events.

About You

To be considered for the role of Democratic Services Manager, you will need:

  • Significant experience of working in the field of Democratic Services or similar relatable experience and the ability to provide a broad range of democratic service activities including committee administration and Councillor support
  • The ability to take formal minutes of meetings that are then open to publication
  • The ability to demonstrate political sensitivity and provide support and advice at a senior level, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience of working independently and using your own initiative to solve problems

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please forward your CV along with a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role listed in the Person Specification via email to [email protected].

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Kelley Hallam, Business Support Manager on 01582 891404 or email [email protected].

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5:00pm, Thursday 18 May 2023.

Please note interviews will take place week beginning 29 May 2023