About the role
An established national programme, One Public Estate (OPE) helps local councils, government departments and other public sector bodies to reassess, rationalise, and repurpose their property estate to support improved public service delivery and to create opportunities for growth. Our programme is delivered in partnership by the Local Government Association (LGA), the Office of Government Property (OGP) within the Cabinet Office, and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).
With a network of partnerships across the country, OPE plays a critical role in supporting regeneration, housing delivery and levelling-up, 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. This includes the 3-year £180m Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 to unlock Council-owned brownfield land for new homes – the final round, BLRF2.3, is expected to be announced as open for bids this autumn.
The role is part of our South West Regional Team and will help to manage multi-million revenue and capital programmes. You will work with Councils, Combined Authorities and public sector partners from Cornwall to Bristol to Hampshire and support key regeneration schemes - unlocking homes and jobs.
If you’re passionate about places and excited about the role the public sector can play, then this role may be for you. You’ll need a keen eye for opportunity, a good understanding of public sector working, a clear understanding of analysing and reporting on progress, and enjoy engaging with people.
The role is offered on a full-time, fixed term basis until the end of June 2024. Secondments are welcomed. This role will provide you with a valuable career development opportunity, working on a national programme, with exposure to key regeneration projects throughout the south west.
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 data, producing accurate reports and ideally have a keen understanding of regeneration, property development, asset management and/or related public service delivery areas.
If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form and include a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria of the role before the closing date.
We use anonymous recruitment, which is the practice of hiding candidates’ identities. This process involves removing any identifying information from candidates’ applications which includes names. We are unable to remove candidate’s names from their CV’s. If you wish to remain anonymous, we ask that you take your name off your CV before submitting.
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.
Closing Date: 23.59 Sunday 3rd December 2023
Interview Dates: 12th and 14th December 2023, interviews will be held virtually
At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. The LGA are proud to be awarded a “Disability Confident Leader”. If you are require an reasonable adjustment, which is a change to the format or conditions of the recruitment process to accommodate any disability-related needs you may have. Please contact us via HRandPayroll@local.gov.uk