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West Sussex County Council


£44,294 to £47,450

Full Time

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Salary £44,294 to £47,450
Permanent, Full Time
Based in Chichester
37 hours per week

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to work directly with elected members and senior officers to support decision-making, work planning and political management at a high level.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with an aptitude for project management and negotiation. The successful applicant will need to work flexibly and have the commitment and drive to foster effective working relationships in a challenging political environment. Democratic Services experience would be desirable but is not essential. Each Senior Advisor in Democratic Services has an allocated area of focus but works across the whole service and provides support to the Head of Service. The initial area of focus for this position will be to support the "Best Start in Life" priority area. This will include responsibility for management of the democratic processes involving the Cabinet portfolio areas for Children & Young People and Education & Skills as well as the Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee.

To apply, please click on the ''Apply for job'' button below to complete a short e-form to capture your personal details. You are also required to submit:
• your CV, and;
• a combined covering letter and supporting statement (of no more than 2 sides of A4 in total), detailing your suitability for the role and how you meet the capability requirements of the role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Kenny, Head of Democratic Services on 033022 22532

Closing Date: 18 December 2017
Interview Date: 5 January 2018

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