Regional Programme Adviser – One Public Estate
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: SLOT-002963

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 03/12/2023

Salary: £47,420 (excl. LW)

Employment Type: Fixed term, full-time

Department: Improvement Directorate, LGA

Hours Per Week: 35

*Fixed Term until the end of June 2024 - Candidates should be available to start the role in January, subject to HR checks and processes.*

About us

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 

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.

To apply

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 

Our benefits

  • 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

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.


    This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.