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Governance Support Officer

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Part Time
21 hours per week
Closing date:
30 September 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £23,541 - £28,672 pro rata
  • 21 hours per week

We’re proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk – working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost local economy, protect our environment and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.

We are now looking for the right person to join our team in the Governance and Civic Office with the proper values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts.

An opportunity has arisen for an excellent candidate to be responsible for a range of administrative support for the committees and members of the  Council.  The role involves the planning, organisation and attendance at Committees and other meetings to provide a comprehensive committee service which may include occasional evening and weekend work. The postholder will  be organised, accurate and able to work under pressure to pre-determined deadlines.

You will be confident and tactful in dealing with Elected Members and Senior Officers and be able to think logically and plan ahead. You will be advising Members of the Council and Officers in connection with the decision- making processes so a good understanding of the Council’s constitution is necessary.

An excellent standard of written English is a must, as is the ability to write with clarity and precision. Formal Minute taking experience is essential  and  you should be competent using Microsoft Office.

You will be able to prioritise your own work to meet deadlines and Member’s and Officer’s expectations. You will also have the ability to understand complex documents and discussions and be able to extract and summarise the key points. You will need to be a committed team player and work flexibly.

This role is normally based at our modern and conveniently located office accommodation, where the formal committee meetings are held however there are opportunities to work from home when the committee schedule allows.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered.  Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jan Robinson Telephone (01473) 296472 or email janice.robinson@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

Interview date: w/c 11 October 2021.



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