EXEC/709 - Senior Governance Advisor
£37,107 - £41,846

Ballard House Permanent 37 hours per week Grade I (£37,107 to £41,846)

Senior Governance Advisor - role profile

Are you looking for the next step in your governance career?

We are seeking a proactive, organised and collaborative person to lead our Democratic Support team and provide high quality, accurate governance advice to the Council. Our team operates at the very heart of the council and we recognise that support for effective decision-making through high quality governance advice and process ultimately helps to make a difference to our local communities.

We are looking for an individual with a dedication to effective governance and democratic process and a commitment to excellence in their work. You will support the management of the democratic process across the council, ensuring that legislative standards and best practice are adhered to and high quality, accurate advice is provided.

You will be a governance professional with significant experience of governance and democratic processes within local government, but we would also welcome applications from appropriately experienced individuals from other sectors. You will be required to provide expert constitutional guidance and advice to elected members, senior officers and other stakeholders, therefore tact and political sensitivity is crucial to the success of this role.

The ideal candidate will have:

• significant understanding and appreciation of governance principles and practices within local government (we will also consider applications from outside of the sector);
• excellent working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations relating to governance and democratic decision making in local government;
• ability to plan and deliver against multiple, complex and competing priorities
• excellent communication and stakeholder management skills;
• ability to deal with challenging situations using tact and diplomacy;
• demonstrable experience of motivating and developing a team.
• experience of using e-governance systems (e.g. Modern.Gov committee management system or webcasting) to facilitate effective governance and transparency.

This is a politically restricted position which means the post holder will be prevented from standing for election as a Councillor and engaging in a range of political activities.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Siân Millard, Oversight and Governance Manager on 01752 304870 or sian.millard@Plymouth.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 13 December 2018.
Interviews will be held Thursday 20 December 2018 (you will hear by Monday 17 December 2018 if you have been shortlisted).




Vacancy Description
Ballard House Permanent 37 hours per week Grade I (£37,107 to £41,846)
 
Senior Governance Advisor - role profile

Are you looking for the next step in your governance career?

We are seeking a proactive, organised and collaborative person to lead our Democratic Support team and provide high quality, accurate governance advice to the Council. Our team operates at the very heart of the council and we recognise that support for effective decision-making through high quality governance advice and process ultimately helps to make a difference to our local communities.

We are looking for an individual with a dedication to effective governance and democratic process and a commitment to excellence in their work. You will support the management of the democratic process across the council, ensuring that legislative standards and best practice are adhered to and high quality, accurate advice is provided.

You will be a governance professional with significant experience of governance and democratic processes within local government, but we would also welcome applications from appropriately experienced individuals from other sectors. You will be required to provide expert constitutional guidance and advice to elected members, senior officers and other stakeholders, therefore tact and political sensitivity is crucial to the success of this role.

The ideal candidate will have:

• significant understanding and appreciation of governance principles and practices within local government (we will also consider applications from outside of the sector);
• excellent working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations relating to governance and democratic decision making in local government;
• ability to plan and deliver against multiple, complex and competing priorities
• excellent communication and stakeholder management skills;
• ability to deal with challenging situations using tact and diplomacy;
• demonstrable experience of motivating and developing a team.
• experience of using e-governance systems (e.g. Modern.Gov committee management system or webcasting) to facilitate effective governance and transparency.

This is a politically restricted position which means the post holder will be prevented from standing for election as a Councillor and engaging in a range of political activities.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Siân Millard, Oversight and Governance Manager on 01752 304870 or sian.millard@Plymouth.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 13 December 2018.
Interviews will be held Thursday 20 December 2018 (you will hear by Monday 17 December 2018 if you have been shortlisted).