Democratic Services Officer (Children’s) - Torbay Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • Grade G SCP 18-23 £25,419 - £28,226

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Governance Support Team working at the heart of the Council’s democratic process. We are a small team who are dedicated in supporting our Councillors and officers with the Council’s decision-making processes and ensuring they are open and accessible to the people of Torbay. The primary role of this post is to provide strengthened governance support to Children's Services as part of our improvement journey.

If you are passionate about good governance, with first class organisational skills, and love working in a fast-paced environment with lots of variety, then we’d love to hear from you. You will be dynamic and flexible in your approach and have excellent communication skills, preferably with experience in managing Boards, Partnership bodies and regulatory meetings. You will be an expert at diary management and capable of foreseeing and dealing with deadlines. Ideally, you will have experience of Manager and remote meeting technology (such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom).

If you are the successful candidate, you will be joining a highly effective and capable team in Torbay, a stunning part of South Devon.

We’re offering hybrid home/office based working options along with a host of other local government benefits. There will be some unsociable hours to attend evening meetings (starting at 5.30pm for which flexi time is accrued), usually at Torquay Town Hall.

For an informal discussion, please contact Teresa Buckley, Democratic Services Team Leader, on 01803 207013 or

For a full job description, person specifications and details of how to apply, visit
Interview Date: 18 August 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationTorbay Council
  • Work LocationTorbayDevon
  • Work Postcode

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupAdministrative, Secretarial & Office Support

  • Salary Details

    Grade G SCP 18-23 £25,419 - £28,226

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required