Adviser - Policy

Job Reference : 01312
Location : Layden House, Farringdon
Closing Date : 18/01/2017
Salary : £43,099 - £48,867 pa (including London Weighting)
Employment Type : Permanent, full-time
Department : Policy - Place
Hours per week : 35

The role
The LGA has a strong track record of leading the debate on devolution within England. We have consistently been at the forefront of developing the policy and driving the political narrative to advance the case for devolution across the country. As we continue to push forward with the agenda for public service reform we are now working at the leading edge to support councils to secure and deliver their ambitions for devolution.

We are looking for a capable all-rounder, an individual comfortable with cross-cutting policy development in a complex and fast moving environment who is also able make a direct contribution to our growing support and improvement offer to councils in devolved areas.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small team and closely with colleagues in media and public affairs to help support, promote and improve local government across a range of projects.

The requirements
You will have the knowledge, experience and credibility to engage with government and organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will be able to take a strategic, forward-looking approach and will have the political awareness to contribute to the development of effective relationships with the LGA’s political groups as well as with external partners and national government.
The person we offer this post to will be an excellent communicator, problem solver and team player. You will have experience using a range of communication tools, including social media, in a politically sensitive environment. Your ability to grasp issues quickly will make you stand out.

The LGA is currently based in Local Government House in Smith Square, due to the refurbishment of this building the LGA will be moving to Layden House, Farringdon (zone 1) for a period of up to 12 months from November 2016.

Closing Date: 5pm, 18 January 2017
Interview Date: w/c 30 January 2017

The LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community


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