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Vacancy Details

Location: Civic Centre
Region: North East England
Job Type: Permanent
Category: Legal
Date Posted: 31/05/2024
Reference: 0000006231





PRINCIPAL  DEMORATIC SERVICES & LEGAL SUPPORT OFFICER                                             REF: 101033

Band 10 £32,076 - £34,834 per annum


37 hours per week


Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that. 


We are looking for someone to join our small, dedicated Team who provide support, guidance and advice to the Council, its various Committees and other decision-making bodies.  You will be directly responsible for the administration of a number of Committees and related bodies; undertake support, research and project work; and provide assistance for the clerking of school admission and exclusion appeals.  You will also give information, support and advice to Councillors, officers and the public.


You will need to have experience of committees/meetings administration, including the production of agendas; attendance at meetings; the preparation and publication of Minutes; and giving procedural advice to ensure compliance with good governance/democratic process.


Also, you will have:


·    Good written, oral, interpersonal and IT skills

·   The ability to supervise completion of activities commensurate with the grade of the post and work effectively on you own initiative, under pressure and to tight deadlines

·     Good organisation and presentation skills

·     The ability to provide advice and display tact and discretion while working with Councillors, officers at all levels, external partners/stakeholders, and the public

·     A flexible, proactive, customer-focused approach and ability to work effectively as part of a team

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Amanda Whitaker, Democratic Services Team Manager (01429 523013)

Closing date: 3 June 2024, Midnight

Interviews: TBC


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