The role of North Lincolnshire Council’s Civic Office
The Civic Office supports and promotes the role of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor as the civic head and ambassador of North Lincolnshire Council and the area it serves.
The Civic Office organises all civic hospitality and official functions on behalf of the Mayor. Staff attend and provide support at the civic functions organised by the office when needed. They give advice to the Mayor upon request on all aspects of civic protocol.
The Civic Office gives assistance in the planning and co-ordinating of Royal visits with the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, along with any other official ceremonies and receptions that involve the Mayor, leading members and officers of the council.
Occasionally, the council expect staff to provide support and attendance at events outside normal office working hours, for example, Civic Dinner, Civic Service, Remembrance Day and other major events and occasions.
The office manages the Mayor’s diary, endeavouring to ensure the Mayor and Deputy Mayor attend as many events as possible, organised by outside organisations, voluntary sectors, other district councils, town councils, members of the public and so on.
It is essential to obtain as much information as possible from external organisations anticipating attendance from the Mayor or Deputy. Please complete the online application form or contact the civic office directly.
In a 12 month period, the Mayor, and his or her Deputy will attend around 600 civic functions. This shows that in a very short time North Lincolnshire Council has established a prominent position as part of the local community.
The Civic Office liaises with chief officers and senior staff within the directorates and decision makers in both the public and private sectors.
The office works very closely with staff in the public relations team, to inform and invite the press for coverage on all Mayoral engagements.