Programme Manager - LG Support (Fixed term and Permanent roles)
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: 002473

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 24/01/2022

Salary: £66,120 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time/Part time

Department: Improvement Directorate, LGA

Hours Per week: x2 35 hours, x1 17.5 hours

X1 Permanent, full time (35 hours) National Peer Challenge Programme
X1 Fixed term 12 months, full time (35 hours) London and the South East
X1 Fixed term until 24/01/2023, part time (17.5 hours) London and South East Region

*Please detail at the top of your application which role(s) you would like to be considered for*

About us

The LGA is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government.

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. The LGA provides a range of practical support to enable councils to exploit the opportunities that ‘sector-led improvement’ provides.  

There has never been a more exciting time to work for us.

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The roles

The LGA is seeking to appoint to three roles as detailed above. 

We are seeking candidates with experience of working in local government at a senior, strategic level as regionally and nationally based improvement programme managers.

Working closely with the Principal Advisers for the London and South East regions and the National Peer Challenge programme, you will act as a key interface between the LGA and local authorities, developing and delivering leadership and practical improvement support in councils. This work will include providing high quality scoping and diagnostic work to develop appropriate solutions and interventions for local authorities, overseeing, designing and delivering/commissioning peer reviews and peer support to increase efficiency, build capacity and support improvement in local authorities.

Your success will be determined by your ability to understand and respond to the highly challenging, politically sensitive and high-profile local government environment in order to manage complexities and risk, and successfully maintain a positive reputation for the LGA with its member authorities. 

The requirements

  • You have a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing local government and the wider public sector
  • You have experience of working at a senior, strategic level in local government and can show evidence of being confident and credible in working with leading members, chief executives and senior officers
  • You will be able to hit the ground running, using your abilities and experience to effectively manage and maintain relationships with individual local authorities, networks and groupings of authorities and to ensure effective delivery of projects and programmes to support sector-led improvement

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. 

To apply

Please detail in your application the role(s) you are interested in applying for:

X1 Permanent, full time (35 hours) National Peer Challenge Programme
X1 Fixed term 12 months, full time (35 hours) London and the South East
X1 Fixed term until 24/01/2023, part time (17.5 hours) London and South East Region

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

If you would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact:

Kate Herbert, Principal Adviser for London on 07867 632404
Mona Sehgal, Principal Adviser for South East on 07795 291006
Gary Hughes, Principal Adviser for National Peer Challenge programme on 07771 941337

Closing date:        12pm, Monday 24 January 2022

Interview date:     Thursday 03 February 2022 (to take place in person or via MS Teams)

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