X1 Fixed term 1 year
X1 Fixed term 2 years
The One Public Estate (OPE) Programme helps local councils, government departments and other public sector bodies to make the best use of their property estate to support service delivery and create opportunities for growth.
Our programme is delivered in partnership by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Office of Government Property (OGP) within the Cabinet Office and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).
With a funded network of partnerships across the country, OPE plays a critical role in supporting regeneration, housing delivery and levelling-up across the country and now is an exciting time to join the team as we continue to grow and deliver further investment in local places on behalf of government partners.
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Two roles are available in our Regional Teams, each of which will help manage multi-million revenue and capital programmes. This includes our South West region where you will work to advise councils, Combined Authorities and public sector partners from Cornwall to Bristol and our South East region where you will work with partners from Norfolk to Brighton. With such national breadth, you’ll have the opportunity to see how regeneration is delivered across the country and provide quality support to those places through our programme.
If you are passionate about place and excited about the role public estate can play, and if like us you believe there is huge scope in our programme to help public partners level up, then working with us may be for you. You’ll need an eye for opportunity, a good understanding of public sector working, and enjoy engaging with local stakeholders.
All posts are based in the OPE team which sits within the LGA’s Improvement Directorate. The role within our South West team will be offered on a full-time fixed term contract for two years. The role within our South East team will be offered on a full-time fixed term contract for 1 year (maternity cover). Secondments are welcomed – OPE provides valuable development opportunities through exposure to public estate and regeneration activity with a national programme perspective. The LGA is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
All our roles require experience of a fast-paced working environment servicing multiple stakeholders, a collaborative mindset, and a continuous improvement ethos.
The Regional Programme Adviser should have strong stakeholder and programme management skills, be comfortable analysing and using data to inform your strategies for engagement and advice to programme colleagues, and ideally have a broad understanding of regeneration, property development, asset management or related public service delivery.
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.
If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form and the supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria, on no more than two sides of A4.
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 15 August 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 23 August and Wednesday 24 August 2022. Interviews are expected to be held remotely.
As a Disability Confident Leader, the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.