The Local Government Association (LGA) is looking to recruit a Communications Improvement Adviser to join local government’s national communications team.
About the role
The LGA is looking for a Communications Improvement Adviser to coordinate the range of services we provide to council communications teams and senior leaders.
Have you got the skills and experience to help local government communicators improve lives and change their areas for the better? From strategic reviews to crisis communications support, and thought leadership to best practice resources, we support councils to improve the way they engage with their communities.
Working with our Head of Local Government Communications Improvement, within the Communications Directorate, your main duties will include:
- Creating best practice resources for local government communicators, chief executives and leaders
- Coordinating and participating in communications reviews
- Devising best practice events and seminars
- Providing expert advice and counsel to our member authorities
- Working with colleagues to promote the best practice and fresh thinking in public service communications
Our ideal candidate will be a communications professional with a strong understanding of issues facing local government, excellent personal skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. You will need experience of working in a political environment, and with a wide range of different internal and external stakeholders.
As a trusted adviser working with senior colleagues in local government on a daily basis, you will have excellent people skills and the ability to juggle complex and varied tasks. The successful applicant will work closely with all parts of the Communications Directorate to ensure we provide our member authorities with the support they need.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to become an integral part of a busy communications team.
Closing date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Interview date: Thursday 28 March 2019
As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community