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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£28,854 - £34,057 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description

Corporate Services

Assistant Committee Officer
City Chambers/ Waverley Court

Salary: £28,854 - £34,057 per year
Hours: 36 per week

The Council  is looking to appoint two Assistant Committee Officers to work within its Committee Services section at the heart of the Council'sdecision making.

Committee Services provide specialist professional and administrative support for the democratic processes of the Council and its committees. Committee Services deliver a progressive and innovative service including paperless meetings,  committee papers online and webcasting. The team delivers a high quality, accurate, prompt and politically neutral service with the aim of promoting efficient, visible and democratic decision making.

The workload will be varied and challenging including providing procedural advice before and at meetings, agenda and minute preparation, drafting reports and briefing notes,project work and research.  There will also be an opportunity to work across the wider Democratic, Governance and Resilience Service to widen your skills and experience in areas such as elections.  

Applicants will be expected to be enthusiastic, innovative, a team player and committed to excelling at their work.  They should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be skilled in summarising often complex information.  

This role is ideal for someone who is interested in governance and politics.

As one of Scotland’s largest local authorities, this role is a great opportunity to enhance your skills and join a well-established team committed to promoting democracy and good governance.

post holders will be able to work a combination of both the office and at home but committee meetings are in person in the City Chambers or other locations in Edinburgh.

Postholders should be educated to degree level or equivalent, although applicants with relevant knowledge and experience may also be considered.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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