Richmondshire District Council

Title: Democratic Services Officer

Salary: Grade 8, £23,836-£26,317 (SCP 25-28)

Contract Type: Permanent 

Working Pattern: Full time

Hours: up to 37

Job Reference: DEM SERV 04-05

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our small team responsible for delivering the Council’s decision making process. 

You will have the opportunity to support a wide range of committees, including Full Council, Corporate Board, Overview and Scrutiny committees as well as regulatory and quasi-judicial meetings including Planning, Audit, Governance and Standards and Licensing. You will also assist in supporting Elected Members in their roles in the decision making process and as community leaders. There is also the opportunity to get involved in the delivery of the elections.

The post will take a lead role on health scrutiny matters and supporting the scrutiny process through managed reviews. Alongside these roles, you will proactively develop the scrutiny process and promote the function in the Council and the community.

We are looking for a confident and motivated person who is capable of balancing many priorities, can demonstrate effective administration, organisations and communications skills and have the ability to work as part of a small team. You will also have the ability to respond to pressure at peak times, manage your own workload and deliver high quality work to strict deadlines. You will also have excellent IT skills. 

This is a specialist role and previous Democratic Services experience is not essential as full training and support can be provided to candidates that have the right skills, abilities, attitude and knowledge.

For an informal discussion, please contact Katie Cullum, Democratic Services Manager on 01748 901017.


  • Closing date: 10am Monday 3 February 2020
  • Interview date: Thursday, 13 February 2020

An application form must be completed. CVs alone will not be accepted.

You can also obtain/return application forms by:

  • Email:
  • By post: Human Resources, Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX

We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Applications invited from all sectors of society, as covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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