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Vacancy Details

Democratic Services Officer (Career Grade)

Sevenoaks District Council
£24, 582 - £35,523 (Subject to Job Evaluation)
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/03/2024 at 23:59
Sevenoaks District Council

Join our dynamic Democratic Services team to help support our Council meetings!

It could be that you’re just starting out your career and are looking for an exciting challenge with development opportunities, or you’re an experienced governance professional looking for your next move.

Either way you’ll be self-motivated with excellent communication skills and well organised.  Whether you come with a sound knowledge of local government law and practice or are keen to build this up, our Democratic Services team could be stronger with you.

You’ll be a team player with great inter-personal skills to arrange the logistics for Committee meetings and papers, through to recording the outcomes of meetings (minutes) and dealing with queries. 

You must be able to work to tight deadlines and have a high level of computer literacy.  Much of what we do is based around legislative requirements, as this is a politically restricted post you won’t be able to be involved in politics if appointed.

Most of our meetings are held in the evening where you’ll need to be physically present. 

****Appointments to all three levels will be considered but there is only one vacancy.  If starting without the relevant experience, you will be supported to complete training to reach the substantive post ****

 This role will be based at our Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HG. We currently operate a hybrid working model for the majority of our roles where your working time will be divided between the office (2-3 days) and home working (2-3 days).

Do you want to know more about the role?

Please contact Charlie Sinclair, Democratic Services Manager on 01732 227165 to find out more details.

Do you want to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing date: 3rd March 2024

Interviews: 11th March 2024

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District 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.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed