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Democratic Services Manager

  • Location: Durham, England
  • Salary: £28.39 - £28.39 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Democratic Services Manager to work in Durham. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £28.39 per hour (PAYE and umbrella payment options available).

The role:

The post holder is responsible for providing strategic leadership, and will set the priorities, policy and direction of the teams (Committee Services, Member Support and Civic Office) aligned to Corporate and Service priorities. They will contribute to the wider service area management team and will lead by example in terms of embedding the vision, values and behaviours of the council.

Key Responsibilities:

      To drive organisational change and the transformational agenda by championing the organisational benefits and seeking to embed the application of the council’s core values of People Focused, Outcome Focused and Innovation and Empowerment which are built around a ‘One Council’ ethos;

To strengthen and develop the culture of the council and promote the implementation of a ‘One Council’ approach. To support and seek out collaborative opportunities across the service, within the wider council and with appropriate partners.

To provide clear and visible leadership in a positive working environment;

Contribute to the overall plan for the service, taking the lead role and advising on specialist areas of responsibility;

Manage corporate and service projects and initiatives of varying complexity ensuring that the standard project management methodology is properly utilised. Provide opportunities for employees by encouraging cross-service and matrix working.

Ensure service delivery is maintained in line with the corporate service design principles and establish the most effective level of service delivery attainable within the resources available;

Develop and embed demand-side customer driven service design (‘outside-in’)

Establish effective workforce planning arrangements which support medium to long term service delivery and take into account not only the human resource factors, but ties this in to overall strategic plans, financial and budget considerations, environmental issues and legislative requirements/regulations and governance;

Contribute as appropriate in the identification of commercial opportunities that can modernise service provision, improve service delivery and deliver MTFP savings options.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Level 7 management qualification. Full ICSA or NVQ Level 5 or degree or other recognised professional administrative qualification.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: References covering the last 2 years and proof of right to work in the UK.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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