*** Fixed Term Until 30 September 2024 ***
The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member 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 influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.
We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector.
About the role
This role is part of a new team within the Improvement Directorate formed to deliver a new graduate programme within local government. The programme aims to recruit a diverse pipeline of graduates to a specific area within local government, where they will work and study. In this role, you will work closely with colleagues, external suppliers, councils and applicants to provide comprehensive administrative support to the delivery of a competitive, multi-stage recruitment process.
The role is based in our Westminster office.
Have you got a strong track record of providing excellent administrative support to the delivery of complex, fast-paced projects? Armed with first rate administration, organisation and communication skills, you might be the ideal candidate for a new role working to build a talent pipeline of graduates into a target area within local government. We’ll expect you to work as part of a small team, providing comprehensive administrative support for the delivery of this pilot programme.
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 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.
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 4 December 2023
Interview Date: Week commencing 11 December 2023; interviews will be held in person but can be held virtually, upon request
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
- LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 31 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
- Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office two days per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
- Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
- The LGA offers 24/7 access to a free, confidential employee assistance programme managed by Health Assured. This service is also available for Dependants.
- Family friendly policies
For more of LGA’s benefits and working with us, please view our webpage https://www.local.gov.uk/benefits-and-working-lga
Our values & behaviours
Our Values and Behaviours are there to give us an understanding of who we are as an organisation and who we want to be. They are a framework to help us understand:
- how we work with each other
- how we work with our members and stakeholders
- our expectations for ourselves and each other
Our values are:
Inclusive - We ensure that our work is inclusive of all voices.
Ambitious - We are ambitious for councils and their communities and are committed to striving for excellence in all that we do to support our colleagues, our membership and the sector to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Collaborative - We bring together the expertise and skills needed, working as one team.