Principal Committee Manager
  • Employer: Spelthorne Borough Council
  • Reference: 900
  • Published: Mon 05/10/2020, 12:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 26/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,749 - £52,091
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices - Knowle Green, Surrey

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Principal Committee Manager

Principal Committee Manager  

Salary range £33,749 to £52,091 per annum

Full time


Looking to further your career in local government and governance? Spelthorne’s Committee Services Team is a busy team ensuring the democratic process runs smoothly.


We are looking for someone with Committee Services experience, who can work under pressure and who has a can do attitude to oversee and manage the smooth running and overall work of the Committee Services team.


Until the end of December 2020 the post will be the Acting Principal Committee Manager to allow for a handover period with the existing Principal Committee Manager.


We are looking for a candidate who possesses strong communication skills and has experience of dealing with complex and/or demanding responsibilities in relation to governance processes, formal decision-making committees and queries from elected members, with minimal supervision. The Council is working towards moving to a Committee system so the successful candidate will be pivotal in embedding the system into Council processes and heading up a new and larger Committee Services Team.


You will be based in the Council offices in Staines-upon-Thames, however we provide working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including home working, dependent on service need. This role requires attendance at evening meetings (currently using video conferencing software from home) on a rota basis.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Gillian Scott, Principal Committee Manager, on 01784 444243 or email


In return we can offer excellent conditions of service with a benefits package that includes flexible working hours, pension scheme, free parking and at least 23 days’ paid leave per year

 Closing date: Monday 26 October 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date: Thursday 5 November 2020 (or alternative date to suit)

For further information including job description and person specification, and to apply online, go to or alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (24hr answer phone) quoting reference number 900. 

Unfortunately we are unable to reply to all candidates.  If we have not contacted you within 3 weeks of the closing date then your application has been unsuccessful.  CVs can only be accepted in support of a completed application form.

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.


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