Governance Support Officer
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: RES/0922/31451
  • Published: Fri 23/09/2022, 11:51 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £20,444 - £22,129
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Governance Support Officer

Are you an experienced administrator with a flexible approach, able to provide a high level of administrative support whilst working within a small team? We are looking for a Governance Support Officer to work within the Governance team assisting the Council’s democratic structures and processes.

About you…

  • Educated to level 2 (GSCE or equivalent) including English and Mathematics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to effectively manage and update cases, spreadsheets and internal systems.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to confidently and effectively manage internal and external relationships with tact, diplomacy and with high regard for confidentiality.
  • Experience of working within a political environment or a desire to gain such experience would be advantageous but not essential.

About the role…

As the Governance Support Officer your main role will be supporting the Governance team with a number of meetings including but not limited to collation and sending of agendas, note-taking and following up on requested actions. This may occasionally be outside of normal working hours. Other duties include:

  • Administration duties including but not limited to correspondence; diary management; arranging meetings and room bookings.
  • Carry out routine cash handling duties, including receiving and recording payments, issuing receipts and preparation for banking
  • Collect, collate and analyse statistics in accordance with national and local standards, including Performance Indicators and other performance data
  • To ensure we comply with deadlines and timescales laid down within the authority to ensure compliance with any relevant legislation (eg FOIs)
  • Work closely with elected Members, including processing of expenses claims and supporting induction of new Members.

This post is defined as politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The Governance Support Officer interviews will be held week commencing 17th October 2022.

Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are supportive of Hybrid working and welcome a conversation at interview about flexible working arrangements.    As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Our offer to you:

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and that Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Tom Delaney, Governance Manager on 01572 720993 or at Kim Cross, Team Manager Corporate and Executive Support on 01572 758862 or at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

How to Apply

To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process.

Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.

Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 720965 or email us at 

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