Democratic Services Assistant - Flexible Working Available
£27,099 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
About the role
An opportunity to work at the heart of Surrey's democracy has become available. The post involves working with Cabinet Members, Committee Chairmen and Senior Officers on a daily basis administering the Council's decision making committees.
The role of a Democratic Services Assistant is challenging and varied. Working alongside other colleagues in Democratic Services, you will assist in managing the work of a number of the County Council's select committees and regulatory committees. This will involve providing administrative support to meetings, preparing committee agendas, reports and minutes, and participating in other activities to support the County Council's democratic processes.
Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for government and politics is preferable along with excellent organisational and communication skills. We need a team player with the capability to build strong relationships and to develop excellent minute-writing skills. The ability to manage a diverse workload to deadlines and to work collaboratively will be vital. You will also need sound judgement, political sensitivity and a creative, innovative approach to work.
This post would suit a recent graduate or someone with administrative experience seeking work in a political environment.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.