Can you make a difference to peoples’ lives by helping local government plan for and deliver homes?
We are currently seeking an adviser to work primarily on two specific areas:
- Housing and planning policy – ensuring that the broad policy framework for housing delivery enables councils to play a full role in meeting the housing needs of their communities and the wider local housing market
- Housing improvement – commissioning and overseeing the delivery of improvement projects
You will use your political awareness, excellent communication, policy-making and project management skills to shape policy, to advocate on behalf of the LGA and its members and to commission and oversee research and improvement projects.
Drawing on the experience of our member councils you will assess the implications of different policy options and develop proposals that help to support and improve local government, enabling it to deliver the best possible services for local residents.
You will provide support to our boards and members, preparing briefings, papers and speeches.
You will work as part of a small team, collaborating closely with colleagues in media, research and public affairs and the LGA’s political group offices, as well as with our member councils, external partners and central government.
You will be working alongside national partners including relevant Government departments and national officer associations and will need to excel in relationship building and joint delivery of projects, as well as being able to engage directly with local authorities and offer bespoke support where required. Able to take a strategic and forward-thinking approach, you will have experience that demonstrates a track record of making a difference in a political context.
You will be an effective team player with excellent organisational and people skills. Ideally you will have a good knowledge and understanding of local government, as well as housing and planning. Candidates will need to be able to prioritise competing demands, delivering to deadlines in a fast-paced environment that can change rapidly.
Whilst knowledge of the specific policy areas referred to above may be an advantage, it is not a necessity for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to quickly grasp new and diverse policy areas.
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 upload your CV detailing how you meet the criteria, on no more than two sides of A4. To find out more about this role, please contact Jo Allchurch, Senior Adviser (Housing, Planning and Homelessness) on email@example.com.
Closing date: 5pm, 4 December 2022
Interview date: W/C 12 December 2022
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. We are a Disability Confident Leader and, as such, the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.