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Democratic Service Manager

Belmont Recruitment
North Yorkshire, UK
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10 Dec 2020

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Belmont Recruitment are currently assisting North Yorkshire County Council in recruiting a highly experienced Democratic Services Manager for their Corporate Governance Department. This is an initial 2-3 month temporary assignment, working 38 hours per week (Monday - Friday).

The Corporate Governance Department supports and promotes effective and efficient governance arrangements and strategic planning processes across the Council. As a Democratic Services Manager, you will be responsible for the following:

* Supporting and promoting effective and efficient governance and compliance arrangements across the Council

* Leading the management of democratic processes including elections and support to Committees, Council and Elected Members.

* Championing, promoting and embedding all aspects of good governance within the practice and conduct of Elected Members and Council officers

* Ensuring directly delivered and commissioned services that enable the Council to carry out a range of corporate functions effectively and efficiently such as procurement and legal services and to achieve their intended impact and offer value for money

* Ensuring effective and proportional governance arrangements are developed, monitored and reported on

* Commissioning and leading corporate improvement programmes where needed to ensure the achievement of value for money, transparency and customer focus

* Ensuring the reporting of corporate complaints and reports from the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) to Elected Members as required

* Promoting and enforcing the highest standards of conduct across the organisation and taking appropriate action to resolve issues that arise, including invoking procedures for independent investigations


* Extensive experience of working collaboratively across all services, and with Elected Members and partners to develop strategically aligned and future focussed policies

* Educated to degree level or equivalent

* Extensive knowledge and understanding of local government and of the areas of responsibility

* Current and in-depth knowledge of governance and related national policy and strategies

* Excellent understanding of the political context at a local, regional and national level and the ability to operate sensitively and efficiently within a political environment

* Ability to deliver clear advice on governance matters to senior managers, Elected Members and partners

Please apply as soon as possible if this position would be of interest. Alternatively, please contact Chloe @ Belmont Recruitment for further information
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