Governance Officer

Governance Officer

Legal & Corporate Governance Team

Permanent, full time (37 hrs per week)

Scale Grade 6, Salary £23,398 – £24,964

Help us to build our business services for the future!

We are going through a period of exciting change and we would like you to join us on this journey. You will support and enable the delivery of high quality services to the residents, businesses and visitors to Rutland.

As part of this journey we are seeking an enthusiastic and confident individual to drive forward our exciting plans for change. This position will provide an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of the governance service responsible for administering and clerking various council committees, forums and panels, working closely with County Councillors, senior officers, partners and members of the public.

This role includes working as part of a busy team who lead on the County Council’s democratic and decision-making process. The Governance Officer will also provide comprehensive support to Elected Members and Chief Officers, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the practice and procedure of democratic meetings. High level IT skills are also essential and ideally, you will have a working knowledge of the committee management system. We are looking for an innovative and dynamic individual able to identify opportunities to improve systems and processes and work flexibly as part of a team in order to solve problems. You must be able to work to demanding deadlines in order to provide an excellent service to our customers. Some meeting support outside normal office hours will be required.

You will be encouraged to undertake professional development through training opportunities and consideration will be given to requests to undertake the ADSO Certificate.

Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Natasha Taylor, Governance Manager on 01572 720991 or email

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

Closing date: 27 February 2018 Interview date: 6 March 2018

To apply: Visit to apply online, and to find out more about what we do.

Alternatively, email: or call 01572 722577 for an application pack.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

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