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Job vacancy: Scrutiny Officer (maternity cover)

Job vacancy: Scrutiny Officer (maternity cover)

Scrutiny Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Maternity Cover)
£30,756 to £34,106 per annum

Are you interested in Devolution? Are you committed to promoting active citizenship and engagement? Do you thrive on challenge and want to make a difference?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, then read on…

This is a great opportunity to play your part in developing cutting-edge processes, growing the local economy and delivering positive outcomes in the recently established Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. We strive to improve the life chances and quality of life of people across the region. We are looking for a Scrutiny Officer to cover maternity leave (up to a year from February/March 2019) to provide professional and non-political support for committee meetings and our scrutiny, and audit and governance functions.

The role will include the opportunity to work at the heart of local-decision making and we are looking for someone with the right skills, abilities and talent to support our Councillors in their work.
You will demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a politically sensitive environment. You will also have highly developed diplomacy and negotiation skills and an ability to communicate efficiently and confidently with Council members and officers at all levels, external agencies and the Public.
You will be enthusiastic and solution focused and will have an excellent attention to detail, an organised approach, good political awareness and working knowledge of the decision making process and legislation practice. Sound knowledge of Local Government law and understanding of civic and corporate governance is essential. Experience in a similar role within the public sector is also essential.
If you feel you are a good match for this role, we would be keen to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Anne Gardiner (Tel: 01480 277180, or 07961 240442).
Closing date: 20 December 2018
Interview date: 8 January 2019
To apply for this role, please read the full role description and person specification, and apply by CV and covering letter stating how you meet the specification. Forms can be returned by email to susan.hall@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk, or by post to:
Susan Hall
Personal Assistant (Governance)
The Incubator 2,
First Floor, Alconbury Weald Enterprise Campus,
Alconbury Weald,
PE28 4WX