Governance Officer

14 September 2022
£26,446 - £28,226 / year

Job Description

About the employer:

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

About the role:

The Governance Services Team is at the heart of the Council’s democratic processes, ensuring that governance and decision making arrangements are of a high standard in which councillors, the public and other stakeholders can have confidence.  We work closely with elected councillors and colleagues to ensure that the Council’s governance framework is transparent, effective and legally compliant, and supports robust and efficient decision making that contributes towards achieving the Council’s objectives.  We are a proactive and forward thinking team, integral to the Council’s current programme of improvement.  The importance of good governance has a high profile within the organisation and this is an opportunity to be part of a team that is valued and has scope to drive forward improvements in local decision making.

We are looking for two Governance Officers to join our team, ideally with experience of working in a local authority democratic services environment and with knowledge of, or the ability to learn the law and procedures governing the conduct of meetings, council constitutions and education appeals; and confidence to put that knowledge into practice.  Knowledge and experience in using the Modern.Gov committee management system would be desirable but is not essential.  However, we will consider candidates with relevant transferable skills, and training will be provided for the right candidate.

The role includes:
supporting the governance and administration of meetings in line with statutory and constitutional requirements, including agenda planning, producing agendas, attending meetings, providing procedural advice and writing clear and accurate minutes
providing advice on governance issues to councillors, colleagues, partners and citizens
supporting others to perform their role effectively within the governance framework
developing and delivering training to councillors, colleagues and others involved in decision making
identifying and implementing improvements to governance arrangements and getting involved with projects that contribute to local democracy
supporting all aspects of the administration and clerking of school appeal hearings

Hours of work:

Full Time , Hours per week – 37

How to apply:

To apply visit EMSS Jobsite – East Midlands Shared Services

Employee benefits:

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!