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Member Services & Governance Officer

Band 5 - £19,430 - £23,398 inclusive per annum, 37 hours per week, permanent.

This is an exciting opportunity to perform a key role in supporting our 39 elected Councillors in serving Fenland's residents and businesses.

As part of a small, friendly and busy team you will be, amongst other varied things:-

  • Providing  effective administrative support to Member Services, Legal Services, Elections and Land Charges
  • Contributing to the provision of effective support to the Chairman of the Council in relation to civic events and activities
  • Supporting Committee meetings by booking rooms, taking minutes and maintaining records.
  • Providing the effective and efficient first port of call for Members, for their enquiries through a dedicated Member phone/e-mail "hotline".
  • Working as an integral member of the wider team in relation to Elections and Land Charges, supporting electoral registration and major electoral events as required.
  • Supporting the delivery of Freedom of Information requests ensuring the council is compliant with statutory obligations

These varied yet critical areas of work require you to be keen, friendly, committed, self-reliant and hard-working as well as someone who has high standards of accuracy and speed.

You may already be in a similar role, have a good understanding of public services or equally importantly a high level of interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy as well as the ability to work in a politically sensitive environment. You'll already have a positive attitude, "can do" approach, be adept in relation to the use of IT as well as having a passion for making a positive difference.

Occasional evening and weekend working will be required.

For an informal discussion please contact Jane Bailey on 01354-622383 or Elaine Cooper on 01354 622323.

If you are interested in this post and would like to apply, please complete an application form (please read the guidance notes) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Application forms are available to download from this page or alternatively please either phone our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or email

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 5th March and interviews will be held week commencing 12th March 2018.