Senior Democratic, Overview & Scrutiny Officer - Torbay Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £32,798 - £35,336

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.

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, have excellent communication skills, preferably with experience in managing Cabinet, regulatory and Overview and Scrutiny 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 5.30 pm for which flexi time is accrued), usually at Torquay Town Hall.

If you are interested, then please get your application in by 28 August 2022.

For a full job description, person specifications and details of how to apply visit

For an informal discussion, please contact June Gurry, Head of Governance Support on 01803 207012 or email .

To apply, please visit

Interview Date: 13 September 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationTorbay Council
  • Work LocationTorbayDevon
  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupAdministrative, Secretarial & Office SupportManagement & Senior Management

  • Salary Details

    £32,798 - £35,336

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required