Strategic Support Officer – Democratic Services

Strategic Support Officer – Democratic Services

  • Location: Coleford
  • Salary: £25,211 - £26,409 per annum, pro rata
  • Hours: 22 per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 02 February 2021
  • Interview Date: 15 February 2021

About the role…

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist!

Publica is looking for a Strategic Support Officer to be part of our busy team and ensure the smooth operation of council meetings.  You’ll provide support for officers and members, including the publication of reports and agendas, taking minutes and hosting virtual meetings to increase public engagement.  This role will is currently largely remote working, with a need to attend the offices in Coleford on days of council meetings.  However, in the future the role will be mainly office based with some flexibility. 

You will need…

  • A qualification in your area of expertise, equivalent to BTEC, HND, HNC, NVQ level 4/5 or relevant experience of five years
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • To be politically sensitive and aware
  • Have previous experience of working in local government or similar environment

For more information about this role, please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

The successful applicant will need to be flexible on the days and times worked to meet the demands of the role and the schedule of council meetings.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Claire Hughes on  

Special Conditions…

  • Use of a car for work purposes

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Please note that if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date shown on the advert, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Accredited by the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

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