Political Officer (Fixed term until 31 March 2023)
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: 002565

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 03/07/2022

Salary: £39,113 per annum (including London Weighting)*

Employment Type: Fixed term or secondment considered, full-time

Department: Deputy Chief Executive, LGA

Hours Per week: 35

Fixed Term until 31 March 2023

About us

The LGA is the national voice of local government which seeks to support, promote and improve councils across England and Wales. The Independent Group represents and supports independent councillors and those from smaller political parties, including the Green Party, Residents Associations and Plaid Cymru. 

To find out more information about what it’s like to work at the LGA, please visit http://www.local.gov.uk/benefits-and-working-lga and for information on Equality and Diversity at the LGA, please visit https://www.local.gov.uk/equality-and-diversity-lga

The role

The LGA is a politically led organisation and we are looking for a Political Adviser to work in the Independent Group Office. You will work closely with our Independent Group councillors across England as Wales, advising and supporting them, as well as with colleagues across the LGA, understanding the views of our councillors on important local government issues.

*As we encourage flexible working at the LGA, we are happy to discuss the option of a home-based contract. The salary for a home-based worker is from £35,336 pa or office-based from £39,113 pa (including London Weighting). The office-based working will be in line with our transitional flexible working policy as we begin to go back into the office again following COVID-19.

The requirements

In the fast paced, ever-changing world of local government, we are looking for an organised and motivated, self-starter who can confidently work with councillors with a range of political views. You will be able to propose and effectively deliver programmes and ways of working that reach out and engage our members.

You will have the political sensitivity and skills to understand and embrace the challenge of bringing together councillors from diverse parties and views under a single Group Office. You will have a good understanding of how local government and local democracy works, as well as an understanding of public policy, the issues that are important to the local government sector and of the local-central government relationship.

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:        5pm, Sunday 03 July 2022
Interview date:    Tuesday 19 July 2022

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