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Monitoring Officer - Copeland Borough Council

Closing date



£38,237 - £41,967 (pro rata)

Job description

Monitoring Officer

(Part-time – 18½ hours per week)

Copeland is located on the west coast of Cumbria and is a unique and memorable borough, with an extensive western coastline around the main town of Whitehaven with some of the world's most fantastic scenery among the mountains and lakes of Lake District National Park area including Scafell and Wastwater.

Copeland Borough Council is a modernising, progressive authority led by an Independent Elected Mayor with a corporate strategy focused on "working smarter" to ensure Copeland is a better place for its residents to live and work and for others to visit, invest and do business.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Monitoring Officer. The role is ideal for anyone who has recently been a Monitoring Officer or is looking to take that next step in Local Government. The successful candidate will report into the Corporate Leadership Team and will be responsible for a variety of strategic, operational and advisory duties including:

  • Attending meetings, as required, of the Corporate Leadership Team and, as such, contributing towards the development and implementation of legally sound policies and plans which ensure the Council continually improves upon its performance and sets and achieves realistic corporate goals and achievements within its legal powers
  • Undertaking the role of the Council's Monitoring Officer under the provisions of section 5 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, including handling complaints about Councillors and the preparation of reports to any relevant Committee
  • Representing the Council on such outside bodies as required and promoting good external relations, effective partnership working and a positive image of the Council

Some flexibility relating to working hours is available.

Should you wish to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Julie Betteridge (Deputy Monitoring Officer) on 01946 598415.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018 (12 noon)

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd March 2018

To request an application pack, please email or you can complete an application form online at . Alternatively telephone 01946 598300 or contact Customer Services, Copeland Borough Council, The Market Hall, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7JG