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Senior Scrutiny Officer

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NEDDC, Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, with hybrid working options available.
Salary details
£26,845 to £29,438 per annum (pay award pending). The grade for the role is subject to Job Evaluation to ensure the salary reflects the duties and responsibilities undertaken together with the value which the Council places on this role.
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
10 October 2023
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NEDDC are recruiting for a Senior Scrutiny Officer to join our team. 

This is not an opportunity you want to miss and we are keen to hear from you!

Our aim here is to really help you to settle into the role and to develop our scrutiny process so that it can play a key part in helping to ensure that the Council is successfully working towards its key goals and targets.

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic person with excellent communication skills to join our small but perfectly formed Governance team.

Whilst Local Authority experience is essential, we welcome applicants who have relevant skills and scrutiny experience obtained through the private or public sector as well as the Local Authority experience.

Guiding the Council’s Scrutiny Committees through their work will cover a wide range of matters from involvement in the development and monitoring of the Council’s evolving Council Plan to Policy Development and Performance monitoring.  All with the aim of improving the Council’s performance. As part of the in house Governance team you will play a key part, in co-operation with the Council’s Senior Management Team and elected Members, in helping to shape and ensure the success of the North East Derbyshire District Council’s Scrutiny work.

About you

We are looking for fresh thinking and enthusiastic individuals who have a team player approach, in providing a high quality Scrutiny role.

You should have a sound understanding of the Scrutiny function, reliable judgment and strong experience of dealing with Members.

For a full list of job details and requirements please view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Why work for us?

The Council operates a flexible working policy and hybrid working.

North East Derbyshire District Council is a great place to work and if you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce. If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

We offer a competitive salary, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and excellent work/life balance initiatives.  Learn more about the benefits of working for us at: ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

North East Derbyshire District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that takes pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for the District.  As an organisation we embrace innovation, creativity, new ideas and new ways of working to ensure our Council reaches a sustainable position.

NEDDC is set within North Derbyshire and has easy access to some of Derbyshire’s key assets such as the largest market town, stately homes as well as the Peak District National Park.

With a ONE TEAM approach, you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Council and with partner agencies to support the Council’s Scrutiny functions. 

Apply today!

If you are interested in this post, please apply using the online application, attaching a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the job spec on our dedicated webpage on Derbyshire Jobs at: North East Derbyshire District Council Vacancies or via Derbyshire - Jobs and Careers by clicking ‘Apply for this job’ and creating an account.  You can save your progress and exit the application at any time, coming back to it at a later stage to complete and submit your application.  Applications close Midnight, 10th October 2023.

Please read the Guidance Notes provided before completing any application and please note that CV’s alone will not be accepted and must be accompanied by a letter as described above.

If you do not have internet access, you can request an offline application pack by contacting North East Derbyshire District Council Contact Centre on (01246) 231111 or emailing: Human.Resources@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alan Maher, Governance Manager, on (01246) 217391 or email alan.maher@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion and we thank you for your interest in the job role.