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We are seeking to appoint to the role of Assistant Chief Officer (Democratic Services). The ideal candidate for this unique position within the Council will work alongside the Chief Executive and will be a key support in managing the Council’s decision-making process and will provide advice, support and information to the Democratic Services Team, elected Members and senior officers across all departments. Suitable candidates should have:

 

  • Extensive senior leadership and management experience
  • An understanding of corporate decision making, constitutional matters and legal environment of local government including the ability to manage complex issues
  • An understanding of Freedom of Information requirements and General Data Protection Regulations
  • Ability to interpret complex legislation, statutory guidance and the Constitution and administer local Elections
  • Ability to act as the Monitoring Officer and advise and lead on Standards Committee and the Members’ Code of Conduct
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex guidance and be confident in providing advice to Members and Officers in a range of meeting situations

 

The post-holder will be required to:

 

  • Service a range of Committees (including the Executive Committee in the absence of the Chief Executive)
  • Demonstrate political sensitivity, attention to detail, effective prioritisation skills
  • Lead, develop and motivate individuals and work well in a team

 

If you want to thrive and feel empowered in your work and are keen to take on an exciting challenge to help deliver the best outcomes for our residents, local businesses and service delivery then this could be the role for you. The difference you can make to our local community matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We aspire to the highest standards of governance.

 

We also offer a generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays, development opportunities and employee benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, maternity, paternity and adoption scheme, sickness benefit scheme, career break scheme.

 

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

 

  • Closing date for the receipt of applications: Thursday, 14th July 2022
  • Shortlisting Date: week commencing 19th July 2022
  • Interview Date: w/c 25th July 2022 (should there be any change to this we will inform candidates as soon as possible)
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Closing Date : Thursday, 14 July 2022



We are looking for an Administrator to assist with the provision of a comprehensive administrative and technical support to the Fleet Services Team. The successful candidate will be the initial point of contact for all queries. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s which should include English and Maths at grade C, or above, along with previous experience working within a maintenance workshop environment It is essential you have good communication and organisational skills as well as the ability to prioritise workload. A full clean valid driving licence is also required.

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Closing Date : Friday, 08 July 2022



Douglas Borough Council is seeking to recruit a permanent Joiner to work within the Housing Maintenance Section. The main duties of this post will be to carry out repairs and maintenance to Douglas Borough Council properties and to provide support to the Housing Maintenance team.

 

You must hold a valid City & Guilds/NVQ or equivalent qualification in Joinery. The successful candidate must have experience of completing daily work sheets and the ability to work with good attention to detail. A full valid clean driving licence is essential.

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Closing Date : Friday, 15 July 2022



Douglas Borough Council is looking to recruit a Tractor Driver within the Parks Section. The main duties of this post will be to assist with the maintenance of grounds and supporting the maintenance gangs in Parks, Housing Estates, Cemeteries and Highways. The successful candidate must hold a full clean valid driving licence and have previous relevant tractor operative experience. If you have detailed knowledge of the care and maintenance of tractors, then we would welcome an application from you.

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Closing Date : Friday, 15 July 2022



Working with the Chargehand Gardener, the successful candidate will be expected to assist with the supervision of and work with a team undertaking general grounds maintenance. A good standard of education (GCSE level or equivalent) as well as an NPTC Certificate, or the willingness to gain one, is essential.

 

For the above post, you must be physically fit and prepared to work outdoors in all-weather conditions. You must also hold a full clean valid driving licence.

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Closing Date : Friday, 15 July 2022



We are looking for an experienced Chargehand gardener to join our busy Parks Section where you will be expected to undertake work in public parks, open spaces, sports grounds, housing estates, cemeteries and highway areas. You must have previous supervisory experience in leading a team, have the ability to keep and maintain accurate up-to-date records and hold a NPTC pesticide application certificate.

 

For the above post, you must be physically fit and prepared to work outdoors in all-weather conditions. You must also hold a full clean valid driving licence.

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Closing Date : Friday, 15 July 2022



A vacancy has arisen for a permanent Waste Service’s Operative (Street Scene & ECAS). If you can work as part of a team undertaking a full range of street cleaning functions incorporating manual and mechanical methods of operation then we would welcome an application from you. You must be physically fit and be willing to work outdoors in all weathers.

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Closing Date : Friday, 15 July 2022