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Reference: 72294

Date Added: 12 August 2019
Closing Date: 1 September 2019

Job Title: Democratic Services Assistant

Working For: Surrey County Council

Location: London

Salary: £27,099 - £29,912

Job Details


36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames.

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.

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 environmen

Further details are available here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/jobs/search/details?id=3730

Closing Date: 1 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will take place on 17/09/2019.

Application Details

Applications should be made through the Surrey County Council website. Please find the job description and link to the application page here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/jobs/search/details?id=3730

Website: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/

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