Democratic Services Manager – Stratford on Avon

Employer: Stratford on Avon District Council

Salary: £45,648 to £48,676

Closing Date: 17 July 2022

Job advertisement

We are looking for an exceptional person to lead our Democratic Services Team, with responsibility for servicing of all Council Committees and running elections. The team is at the heart of democratic decision making in our Council and works closely with the Management Team and the Head of Law and Governance. You will also act as Deputy Monitoring Officer and Deputy Returning Officer/Deputy Electoral Registration Officer.

You will have experience of running a successful election and ensuring that Council committees run smoothly during the democratic year. Political awareness will come naturally to you, and you will be skilled at building strong working relationships with both officers across the Council and elected members. You will be comfortable making decisions and giving advice under pressure, whilst maintaining diplomacy and tact at all times.

In addition to an open and friendly environment, you’ll enjoy an excellent benefits package including a minimum of 23 days’ annual leave flexi-time, BUPA Wellbeing CashPlan and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

An application form and job description can be accessed via the website,, alternatively telephone the 24 hour answering service on (01789) 260711, or e-mail The minicom number for Elizabeth House is (01789) 260747.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Phil Grafton, Head of Law and Governance on 07790 593751 or email

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Sunday 17 July 2022.

Interviews will be held on Monday 25 July 2022.

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people with disabilities.

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