Head of Democratic Services

Salary  – £58079  – £64257  pa

Job Number – LCC04119

Closing Date – 28th September 2023


Liverpool City Council is looking to recruit a full time Head of Democratic Services to join the team within the City Law and Governance Directorate on a permanent basis.

This is an opportunity to work in an exciting and forward-thinking local authority during a time of significant change and improvement following the recent Best Value report on the Council. The work will be fast paced and highly varied in nature. This post presents an attractive and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated individual to bring their enthusiasm to the team, build on their experience and modernise the service.

The successful candidate will lead the City Council’s democratic service and provide direct support to the Leader and Cabinet, members, and senior officers of the Council, to deliver a high quality and effective service.

In depth knowledge of best local authority practice and law, including decision making and governance, is required. Professional development and training in democratic services is desirable, but not essential.

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement, local government pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and a work environment which gives you the chance to use and develop your skills within a forward-thinking service.

If you wish to find out more information about the role advertised below, please contact Nikki Roberts, Deputy Head of Legal Practice & Business: nikki.roberts@liverpool.gov.uk  0151 351 1132 / 07593 130286

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If you have ambition for yourself and this city, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

If you live in Liverpool, are unemployed, and require help with your application, please contact our employment and skills team at liverpoolinwork@liverpool.gov.uk or on 0151 233 5312 to register and receive support. More information at www.liverpoolinwork.co.uk

Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010 such as the application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@liverpool.gov.uk

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