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1 Pacific Quay, G51 1DZ
£30,523.00 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Governance Support Officer 

Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Grade 5: £30,523

Ref No: R103/20

The Scottish Police Authority is the national oversight and scrutiny body for Policing in Scotland.

Following organisational transformation, the Scottish Police Authority is seeking an individual to undertake the role of Governance Support Officer.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the delivery of the Authority’s Strategic Outcomes by providing a comprehensive secretariat support service to the Chair and Authority Members, its committees, sub-committees and working groups, supporting open and transparent scrutiny and decision making.

The role will involve leading pre-agenda planning meetings with Members, SPA Officers, senior officers from Police Scotland and Forensic Services to ensure a balance and a focus on scrutiny and decision-making; providing guidance on standing orders, code of conduct, Committee terms of reference and procedures; preparing clear and concise briefing notes for each Committee/sub-Committee; Assessing feedback to develop and review compliance processes and procedures for the effective management of Authority business and relaying the decisions and requests of the Authority and its committees and sub-committees.

The successful individual will need to develop relationships across the Scottish Police Authority, Police Scotland, Scottish Government and other key stakeholders using communication skills and interpersonal skills to ensure delivery of priorities, tasks and actions.

You will be educated to HND level with relevant transferrable experience of supporting Boards / Committees within a public authority or large organisation or in the absence of a qualification you will have extensive experience of working in a similar environment, influencing stakeholders and organising public meetings.

This full time post is permanent and requires Standard Recruitment Vetting. You will work 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 0900-1700.

The following essential competencies will be used for the selection process:

1. Service Delivery

2. Personal Effectiveness

3. Partnership Working

4. Effective Communication

5. Team Working

6. Problem Solving

7. Personal Awareness

Please refer to the relevant competencies when completing your application form.

Full details regarding this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: 

- Competitive salary and guaranteed allowances

- Annual salary increments

- Local Government Pension Scheme

- 28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays on appointment

- Wide range of family friendly policies

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Access to range of staff associations

- Scottish Police Recreation Association

- Scottish Police Credit Union 

- Cycle 2 Work Scheme

Following the introduction of a new pay and reward model on 01 April 2019 some grading outcomes may be subject to change on conclusion of the job evaluation appeals process.

Local Managers should ensure that staff who are absent from work due to sickness absence, maternity leave etc, are made aware of this vacancy.

Individuals working, or applying for, a flexible working arrangement who wish to apply for this post will have their flexible working arrangement considered in line with current policy, as well as both personal and organisational needs.  

The Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and to achieving and promoting an organisational culture where staff and officers are treated with dignity, fairness and respect.

To assist us to monitor the effectiveness of our equality and diversity practices, we would encourage you to complete and submit the Equality and Diversity monitoring form, which will be separated from your application form prior to the selection process. The information you provide will be treated as sensitive data under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Applicants must be a British citizen, a member of the EU or other states in the EEA, a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national free of restrictions. You should also have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years immediately prior to application.

CV’s or application form will be accepted for this role

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