Council: Chippenham Town Council

County: Wiltshire

Salary: Spinal Column Point 14 to 17, Salary £27,334 to £28,770

Closing date: 22/03/2024

Democratic Services Officer

Applications must be returned by 22/03/2024

Chippenham Town Council are seeking an enthusiastic individual for this post based within the busy and exciting Democratic Services team. As part of the team, you will have a vital role to play in supporting the Council’s decision-making process.

This role is open to recent graduates or candidates with relevant administrative experience to assist the Head of Democratic Services. The post offers opportunities for training to help you develop and progress your career. An understanding or experience of the agenda management system would be an advantage but not required. You will be expected to attend a number of daytime and evening meetings (for which time off in lieu will be given).

The successful candidate will work across all aspects of the democratic process, with specific responsibility for the organisation of public meetings including but not limited to co-ordinating the production of agendas and reports, attending meetings, taking minutes and supporting Councillors. The role supports meetings including the Planning, Environment and Transport Committee, Strategy and Resources Committee and the Council Donations Sub Committee. This role also manages the Chippenham Youth Council meetings and events.

We are looking for:

  • A well organised administrator with a good command of English who pays attention to detail, with strong ICT and report writing skills
  • A motivated team player who is also able to work on their own initiative, prioritise their workload and operate calmly and effectively with limited supervision to tight deadlines
  • Someone confident in their ability to build and maintain constructive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • The post holder will also need to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of political sensitivity.

Benefits of working for us:

  • Work for a Town Council that strives to improve the quality of town life for present and future generations
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • A work environment steeped in history and a town centre location with excellent motorway and rail links
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 26 days holiday per year rising to 31 days after 5 years of service + bank holidays
  • Buying or selling annual leave
  • Access to a free centrally located work car park
  • Generous maternity allowance
  • Time Off In Lieu Policy

Chippenham Town Council is one of the largest councils in the town and parish sector, we have a revenue budget of c£4.2m and staff working across several locations in the town. We have an inspiring four-year Corporate Strategic Plan to take us through to 2026 and beyond. This is a great opportunity to become part of our officer team. If you are service driven with a positive approach, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role please contact Heather Rae, Head of Democratic Services on 01249 446699 or email [email protected].

For application details, please visit our website or email [email protected].

Job Description

Chippenham Town Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 22 March 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 3 April 2024