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Scrutiny Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
29/11/2019
Advert End Date:
15/12/2019 23:59
Salary:
£33,799 - £35,934 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Policy/ Research
Vacancy ID:
193848
Employment Location:
Stockton-on-Tees
Post Number:
010705
Closing date:
15 Dec
Further Information

Interview Date: 09/01/2020

We are looking for someone to provide vital support in the Scrutiny Team. The postholder will be active in promoting scrutiny in Stockton-on-Tees, working alongside decision making at the heart of the Council. The Scrutiny service is part of Administration, Democratic and Electoral Services providing advice and expertise to the whole Council. The postholder will have regular contact with senior officers and Members, and will provide advice, guidance and support to Councillors and key stakeholders, in a role which is both rewarding and challenging.

Scrutiny plays an integral part in policy development and decision-making in the Council. You will directly provide advice, research and support to Scrutiny Committees and Scrutiny Task Groups, working with officers, stakeholders, partners and the public, preparing reports, briefing papers and presentations, and carrying out in-depth investigations on high-profile or contentious issues. You will undertake and project manage scrutiny reviews and associated work programmes.

We are looking for someone who is able to understand and explain complex issues, has an analytical mind, practical research skills, strong organisational and project management skills, and the ability to analyse and interpret data and service policy and performance information. Effective communication is key, as is the ability to prioritise and manage one’s own work. We are looking for a personable, committed, individual who is highly organised, who can work on their own initiative and meet tight deadlines. Whatever your background, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must.

A degree or relevant professional qualification together with project management experience, political awareness and experience of working with complex documentation would be a significant advantage in this role.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/jobs.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Judith Trainer, Team Leader Scrutiny & Electoral, on 01642 528158.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

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