Senior Research and Data Analyst
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: SLOT-003081

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 11/06/2024

Salary: £61,478 (including London Weighting)

Employment Type: Secondment only, Fixed Term, full-time

Department: Improvement Directorate, LGA

Hours Per Week: 35

Fixed Term, secondment until 31 March 2025 

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 

This post is based in the LGA’s Research and Information Team. 

We are currently looking for someone to work with us on secondment, or for a fixed term, until the end of March 2025.  In this role, you will design and deliver research, and provide data and analytic services for the LGA. You will also manage a small team of research and data analysts.  This is a great opportunity for a good social researcher to get some experience of line management and managing a workstream of projects. 

Please note: This role is open to local council employees and civil servants only and would be on fixed term and secondment basis only.

About you 

The successful candidate will design and deliver social research projects, including surveys, as well as provide data and analytic services for the LGA. They will be a key part of the team that delivers evidence for the LGA’s policy development and lobbying work, evaluates and provides information for sector support and delivers our LG Inform data service to authorities. The team’s work is widely used within the organisation and often features in the media.

It’s essential that you have very good survey design and quantitative skills and are confident working with data.  We are looking for a team player with good organisational abilities, and who can manage staff to deliver projects successfully. 

The successful candidate can expect to take on a very varied and wide-ranging portfolio of work that supports and promotes local authorities and helps them to improve.

Please see the job description for further details.

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. 

To apply

If you would like to be considered for this role, please provide a statement detailing why you are interested, and the demonstrable skills and competencies you would bring to the role against the following headings:

  • Survey research skills
  • Data analysis skills
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Delivering projects through others (staff or contractors)
  • Other relevant skills/experience

This statement should be no more than three sides of A4.

For further information and to apply online please see below:

Closing Date:         5pm, 11 June 2024
Interview Date:     Virtual Assessment on 18 June and virtual interviews on 
21 June 2024

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.