Bradford Council Part Time Jobs – Governance Officer

  • Part Time
  • Bradford

Website Bradford Council

Department of Corporate Resources
Legal and Democratic Services

Governance Officer

Band 7 to PO2 £22,129 pa – £36,371 pa (Pro rata for Part Time Posts)
22 hours per week
Based at City Hall

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Democratic Services is offering this opportunity to be part of the team supporting the Council’s democratic decision making arrangements. The role involves servicing the Council’s Member level meetings including area committees, planning panels, overview and scrutiny committees and appeals panels. This involves preparing agenda, producing minutes of meetings and ensuring decisions taken are communicated. The post holder will apply the Council’s constitution and ensure that the relevant statutory deadlines are met. As a Governance Officer you will have a wide customer base serving Members of the Council, officers, the Council’s partner organisations and provide accessibility to the democratic process for residents. You will also be expected to contribute to continuous service improvements.

The successful candidate will need to be politically aware and possess excellent spoken and electronic communication skills. You will have had experience in a comparative role in the public sector involving the administration of meetings, supporting decision making arrangements and proving advice to Members and officers. Occasionally you will be required to work evenings for which Time Off In Lieu is granted. This is a restricted post under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990.

For further information regarding this post please contact Guy Close, Governance, Scrutiny and Members’ Support Manager on (07811) 503906 or email
[email protected]

Closing Date: 16 October 2023

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