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Scrutiny Officer

County Hall and agile working

£24,745.00 to £40,506.00 per annum

Contact: Chris Potter – christopher.potter@iow.gov.uk

Vacancy Reference: 50067843

Closing Date: 18/05/2022

Hours: 37 hours per week  

Contract Type: Permanent


Would you enjoy a role that is tasked with helping to constructively challenge, as a critical friend, the local authority’s decision making?


The Isle of Wight Council is recruiting for a Scrutiny Officer, who can work alongside the Statutory Scrutiny Officer, and who it is hoped through planned succession may eventually fill that statutory role.


This exciting and personally rewarding role is being offered as a career graded opportunity within a small and supportive team and we would welcome applications from any individual who holds at least the basic requirements set out in the job summary and who believes through personal development they would be capable of performing the higher role.


The successful candidate will be required to manage a diverse workload, with challenging or changing deadlines, with minimal supervision. The council will invest and support appropriate personal development, and the candidate will be expected to undertake any necessary training and development to fully satisfy the career graded milestones. They will work closely with elected councillors who have been appointed to the various overview and scrutiny committees, which are tasked with assisting with policy development and scrutinising decision making.


In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including flexible working, a local government pension scheme, 31 days annual leave, employees discount benefits, and access to a range of technologies to support modern ways of working.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Chris Potter – christopher.potter@iow.gov.uk


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.


Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.


We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing date: 18/05/2022