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Argyll and Bute Council at Kilmory Castle Lochgilphead Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£25,184 - £26,206 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Service: Legal and Regulatory Support

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023

We’re looking for a Member Support/Committee Assistant to join our friendly team and contribute to the council’s Member Services and Committee Support operations.

Our team provides administrative support to Argyll and Bute’s 36 elected councillors. It’s a busy and varied workload and no two days are the same. We assist our councillors with a range of support needs from booking meeting rooms, travel and accommodation to helping with correspondence and caseload management. We liaise with several different council departments, as well as organisations outside the council, to help provide the best service we can to our elected members. We’re part of the wider Governance team, which oversees the council’s committee system and its smooth operation.

This is a great opportunity to experience work in local government and find out more about all aspects of how councils work.

We’re looking for someone who is great at building relationships by phone and in person, customer-focused, highly organised and with excellent IT skills – we use Microsoft Office and a range of other computer systems on a daily basis. You’ll enjoy working on a range of different tasks and getting to grips with new systems, and be comfortable working in an environment that can, at times, be busy and fast-paced but always supportive. Our team works remotely with some time in the office at the council’s Kilmory headquarters, depending on service requirements at the time.

For an informal chat about the post, please get in touch with Aileen McNicol, Leadership Support and Member Services Manager, on 01546 604014.

Applicants should note that:-

  • Happy to talk about flexible working arrangements.
  • This is a temporary post which may be filled on a secondment basis by an employee wishing to gain experience/career development and will be at the discretion of the employee's director.
  • Pay award pending.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

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Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CVs, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy

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