People are at the heart of our Resources area and supports the organisation to deliver its services to the community of Lincolnshire.
Financial Services is part of the Resources directorate. The team provides strategic and operational financial advice to various leaders and managers, as well as schools and other parties. Their key duty is to help the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) secure effective financial management and governance of the Council.
Human Resources (HR) provides professional HR advice on key processes such as performance management, absence management, restructures, employment law, conditions of service and pay plus several other support services.
As part of the wider HR service our Talent, Resourcing and Learning teams are a key part of the employee life cycle. They recruit, retain and develop the right people for Lincolnshire County Council.
Business Support are our admin superstars, they are a dynamic and fast paced team, providing opportunities across the county. Our business support family works hard responding to customer queries, dealing with urgent pieces of work, supporting meetings, creating orders and reception cover. Every day is exciting and different!
Legal Services Lincolnshire (LSL) is more than an in-house legal team. They are a shared service working not just for us but also Boston Borough Council, East Lindsey District Council, North Kesteven District Council, South Holland District Council, South Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council, maintained schools and academies. They have a strong team ethos and are proud of their history of growing their own lawyers with a firm commitment to training and development.
Information Assurance provides a professional service to every level of the council. The team supports colleagues to identify and manage information risk with a keen focus on cyber security, records management, and data protection. Key services provided by the team include the investigation of security incidents, identification and mitigation of privacy risks, and supporting the proper management of records.
Democratic Services is responsible for providing expert advice and support to councillors and officers involved in the decision-making and governance of the authority. As the custodians of the Council's Constitution, the team uses its vast experience of the political world to help us all navigate our way through the formal, and informal, processes. Anyone daunted by the prospect of dipping their toes into the political arena is strongly encouraged to speak to the professionals in Democratic Services help ensure that it is a positive experience.
Jobs in Resources include:
We have a range of Lawyer roles at different levels of seniority within LSL requiring a range of skills and experience. All lawyers work in teams that specialise in certain types of law. They take responsibility for a busy and varied caseload and work closely together to find legal solutions to help their clients. They need good technical and interpersonal skills and the ability to command the trust and respect of colleagues.
We have three grades of legal officers. Some provide support to specialist legal teams across the Council, for example child protection, employment education or prosecution. Some legal officers in specialist teams have their own caseload. Duties are varied but can include progressing client instructions, drafting documents, taking statements, and attending court. They need to be highly organised, flexible, able to work well in a team and able to apply their knowledge innovatively.
Information security officer
Information security officers provide specialist advice across the whole spectrum of information security disciplines so staff get guidance and advice. The role ensures that organisational and technical controls are in place to protect data and systems. It also supports the delivery of key services in a safe and secure manner whilst identifying risks.
Our fantastic business support excel every day. They are at the very heart of everything we do here at the Council. They do this through a range of different roles but we are all committed to providing an excellent experience for all customers. If you can tick the boxes of being a team player, having a can-do attitude and adapting your day’s work due to a sudden change in what’s asked of you, then you are the right person for us. We offer an extensive training programme, including a chance to gain professional qualifications through our apprenticeship learning centre.
We employ around 4,500 people and our HR advisors provide advice covering a huge number of different services and job roles, including around 160 schools. To be successful in this role we look for experienced and qualified HR professionals who have first class customer service skills. There are also apprenticeship opportunities to help you to progress into more senior roles.
Democratic services officer
A democratic services officer organises the formal meetings involving our 70 elected members, producing an agenda, collating the papers, writing the minutes and recording the decisions. They also provide constitutional advice at meetings and support the Chairman of the various committees.
A scrutiny officer provides support to the elected members tasked with scrutinising and influencing proposals before they are considered by decision makers. This involves close communication with committee chairs and guiding them and members of their committee in the process of challenging an idea, ahead of the decision being made. Research skills and exploration of good practice elsewhere are tools often used by Scrutiny Officers in their work.