Surrey County Council has a vacancy for a Committee Assistant.
In this post you will be working at the centre of the County Council providing support to a number of our Select Committees.
Working closely with the Scrutiny Manager and Officer, it will be your role to provide Committee management to ensure that meetings run smoothly and that County Councillors are adequately supported in their scrutiny roles. In doing this, you will be required to administer meetings by preparing committee agendas, reports and minutes, as well as drawing attention to procedural issues when required.
You’ll also need to work with the team to consider how to engage the public in the work of the Select Committees, for example through producing information leaflets or by updating the Council’s web pages.
The ability to manage a number of competing deadlines, work to agreed procedures and produce minutes of a high standard are key to this role. Interpersonal skills are also important, as you will need to work closely with County Councillors and Senior Officers throughout the organisation. Experience of working with Committees is desirable although by no means essential.
For an informal discussion regarding the role please call Jacqui Hird, Scrutiny Manager on 020 8541 9006.
Salary Range: £22,290 per annum (SP7)
Location: County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2DN
Job Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full Time
Role Description: Fixed term contract until 31st July 2013.