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Assistant Democratic Services Officer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04598
  • Published: Tue 07/05/2024, 13:13 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £25119 - £28770 GBP year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

A chance to join a team at the cutting edge of the Council's political decision making as an Assistant Democratic Services Officer. You will be part of a team responsible for ensuring the Council's decision making processes are robust and work effectively.

You will work closely with all elected members including the Leader of the Council as well as senior officers, providing administrative support to Full Council, Cabinet, Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.

The role is perfect for anyone interested in politics and is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in Local Government. Democratic Services undertake a wide variety of functions and there will be opportunities to explore developments in IT systems, policy development and research as well as support to Councillors.

Responsibilities:

  • To undertake administrative duties including production and dispatch of agendas, production of Decision Notices, the development of the committee minute management system, tracking systems, assisting with members payroll systems, training programme and schedule of dates lists.
  • To develop and maintain effective administrative processes to support the Council’s decision-making function including minutes, nameplates, stationary, room bookings and printing.
  • To assist in the development of a Report Management System and ensuring compliance with internal governance processes.
  • To undertake research and analysis to identify improvements and best practice in relation to all aspects of Democratic Services.
  • To support and assist with the livestreaming and webcasting of meetings to the City Council’s website and to contribute to the development and use of social media in highlighting decision-making and local democracy in Liverpool.
  • To support with the delivery of the Member Learning and Development programme including arranging training sessions

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 GCSE’s/NVQ Level 3 in administration or equivalent 
  • Advanced IT skills with competent knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • Ability to work in a political environment and adopt a politically sensitive approach
  • Ability to communicate to a high level both orally and in writing

This is a politically restricted post as set out in the main provisions of Part 1 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (section 2)(as amended). The law aims to ensure the political impartiality of local government staff who hold posts involving duties of a politically sensitive nature.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Jayne Waugh jayne.waugh@liverpool.gov.uk.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

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  • Job Description /Person Specification
  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04598
  • Published: Tue 07/05/2024, 13:13 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £25119 - £28770 GBP year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside

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