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Principal Governance Officer (P00048)

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
£37,998 - £45,021 inclusive of outer fringe allowance
Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Evenings
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/07/2020 at 23:55 PM

Principal Governance Officer

£37,998 - £45,021 inclusive of outer fringe allowance
37 hours per week

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council pride themselves on their commitment to their people – striving to ensure that each and every employee feels valued and happy in their work.

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable individual to be responsible for ensuring we meet our statutory requirements for responding to Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations, and that we comply with the council’s governance framework.

Essential to your success will be:

  • Experience of working in a regulatory environment
  • Experience of policy and report writing
  • Well organised with the ability to problem solve and identify practical solutions and manage long term projects
  • Effective at developing excellent relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Sound research & analytical skills with the confidence to deliver complex subject matter to a range of audiences
  • An eye for detail along with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to attend evening council meetings representing governing services

In this senior role, you will be kept busy!  You will deputise the Governance Services Manager and be responsible for developing our governance apprentice.

The council have developed a ‘One Team’ approach to working and this relies on each and every person working collaboratively to deliver shared goals.  To be a positive influence on this environment, you’ll need to be able to support others and be a genuine team player.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential in this post.

Closing date for applications is 5 July 2020.

AssessmentS will be held on 9 July and interviews on 17 July 2020.


Equal Opportunities

Welwyn Hatfield – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link below.

Please read the Role Profile fully before applying for this vacancy. It is essential you refer to the Role Profile when completing your application, particularly the additional information section. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria set out in the Role Profile and give examples to support your statements.

If you do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role your application will be unsuccessful.

About Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

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