Lewes Town Council Job Vacancies

Democratic Services Officer

We’re recruiting for an organised and efficient individual to join our team in the role of Democratic Services Officer. Based at Lewes Town Hall but with scope for flexible working arrangements, this role is responsible for managing meetings of the Council and its committees, including the preparation of agendas, papers and minutes.

Other tasks and duties include the management of paper and electronic filing systems, members services, customer services and correspondence, administration of the council’s grant schemes and assisting other council officers when required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A high level of literacy and excellent customer service skills
  • A thorough working knowledge of local government
  • Strong IT skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office 365 suite, Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint
  • A good understanding of confidentiality and data protection
  • An excellent ability to work calmly under pressure, manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • A positive, friendly, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Flexibility to work some unsociable hours to cover evening meetings and occasional weekend events (time off in-lieu)

Please note that the above roles, responsibilities and criteria are not exhaustive, and you should read the Job Description and Person Specification for the full details.

If you’re the administrative super-hero that we’re looking for, then you can expect to receive the following benefits (we like to think we’re a pretty great place to work!):

  • A competitive salary between £27,825 – £29,439 dependent on skills, experience and qualifications (permanent contract, 37 hours per week)
  • Options for flexible working arrangements
  • Enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 23 days annual leave (and 2 extra statutory days), plus bank holidays
  • A central Lewes working location with staff car parking and great public transport links

Ready to join the team? Applications for this role are accepted via our online application form and we can’t wait to hear from you. If you need this information in an alternative format, or require any reasonable adjustments to be made, please let us know.

For more information about the role, please contact the Interim Town Clerk, Francesca Pridding, at townclerk@lewes-tc.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11 August.

Job Description and Person Specification