Councillor Support and Liaison Officer
Kirklees Council
Kirklees, GB
5d ago

Both permanent and fixed term posts available.

We’re growing a stronger local democracy in Kirklees - from the ground up. We’re working with our citizens, councillors, colleagues and partners to make sure that everyone can have a stake in their local place and a voice in the decisions that affect our everyday lives.

Our councillors have a unique role in connecting us to our communities - they are at the heart of everything we do.

The Democracy Service are looking for a Councillor Support & Liaison Officer to be part of our innovative team who are supporting councillors and active citizens across Kirklees.

Our new approach to citizen engagement has a strong focus on Place Based Working, and you will be helping councillors to work effectively in their wards.

You will be working in a busy, political environment to support councillors, senior officers and citizens. Your work will be varied and will provide challenging opportunities for you to gain experience across all aspects of our democratic work.

You will work on a range of activities and projects at a time and will be responsible for the quality, creativity and timeliness of your work.

We are looking for someone who already has :

  • Excellent team working skills
  • A proactive and organised approach to managing and prioritising workload and the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to resolve situations effectively
  • A positive and flexible approach to your work
  • A diplomatic and professional approach
  • Your main areas of work as a Councillor Support & Liaison Officer will be :

  • Supporting Councillors in their changing role, ensuring they are supported in their ward and are placed at the heart of the organisation
  • Providing advice and support to implement place based citizen engagement and encourage active citizenships
  • Supporting the Council’s democratic processes, including use of a content management system and support to the Clerk to the Independent School Appeals Panel
  • At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence and support to really achieve your potential.

    We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

    We value the importance of having work life balance, so this is why we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies, employee healthcare services and a childcare voucher scheme.

    In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile.

    CV's will not be accepted.

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