Principal Committee Officer, Open to flexible working
Starting salary: £37,638
Job Level and Salary range: Level 4 Zone 1; £37,638 - £43,659
Work Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent, Fulltime, 36 hours per week
Closing date: 23 February 2021, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 08 March 2021
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a knowledgeable Principal Committee Officer you will oversee, co-ordinate and monitor the work of formal bodies of the Council, ensuring compliance with legislation, Government and Council policy.
The right individual will be responsible for providing efficient and effective servicing and support for Members, Chief and Senior Officers, as well as school admissions and other appeals panels.
You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment, advising staff on constitutional practices and guidelines, regularly preparing reports, agendas and minutes. Alongside this, you will keep abreast of changes in legislation, ensuring that all relevant information is placed before the appropriate bodies without delay, and keep up to date with the changing ways that democratic engagement is taking place in the modern world.
This role will enable you to further enhance your knowledge of council procedure and law as you’ll take the lead in contributing to the overall and continuing development of constitutional practices and guidelines.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate your knowledge of committee administration, council procedures and law, as well as the technology that supports the delivery of local democratic functions. The ability to carry out extensive research and analysis, whilst effectively presenting complex information to a range of audiences is key to the role.
You will have excellent oral and written communication skills as you’ll be regularly preparing reports and correspondence, alongside the ability to understand complex issues/problems and present solutions.
You’ll have wide experience of servicing meetings that fall within the remit of the constitution and be able to manage and prioritise conflicting business needs as part of a busy team..
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer.
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