Adviser - Policy (Fixed term until September 2022)
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: 002377

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 03/11/2021

Salary: £46,533 - £52,760 pa (including London weighting)

Employment Type: Fixed term or secondment considered, full-time

Department: Policy - People, LGA

Hours Per week: 35

Fixed term until September 2022

About us

We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils, so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

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The role

As an adviser, you will contribute to developing and promoting the LGA’s key policy messages on local democracy, equalities and the voluntary and community sector, as well as support in the development and delivery of relevant projects. These are key areas of interest for councils and priorities for the LGA. Your work will include supporting councils and working with partners as we continue to address the effects of COVID-19 and future recovery from the pandemic. You will need to be responsive and adaptable to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities. 

Working in the Policy Directorate your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Support the team’s work on democracy, the voluntary community sector and equalities under the supervision of senior advisers in the team. Your line manager will shape your priority areas of work with you. 
  • Develop the LGA’s policy in specific areas, as shaped by you and your line manager.
  • Support with the LGA’s sector improvement activities in accordance with your policy work. 

The requirements 

We are looking for an effective team player with excellent organisational and people skills. Ideally you will have good knowledge and understanding of local government and key issues within the sector. However, we welcome applications from individuals who are willing to develop expertise in these areas with previous experience in other policy issues. 

You will be working alongside national partners including relevant Government departments and national officer associations. Therefore, you will need to excel in relationship building and joint delivery of projects, as well as being able to engage directly with local authorities and offer bespoke support where required.

To find out more about this role, please contact Rupinder Parhar on  

You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage. 

Please note the Job Description is generic, with details of the role outlined above. 

Closing Date:     5pm, Wednesday 3 November 2021  
Interview Date: W/C Monday 8 November 2021, interviews will be held remotely.

As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community​​​​​​​


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.