The LGA is recruiting an adviser to its policy team at an incredibly exciting and challenging time for its member councils. For instance, the recently published Industrial Strategy White Paper puts local leadership at the heart of national economic success, but it is vital that local areas have the powers and funding required to secure economic growth for their residents and businesses.
Politically and socially aware, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in public policy making.
The role will require the successful candidate to analyse the implications for local government of national and international policy, use policy and research skills to generate policy proposals, and have excellent communications skills to promote and lobby for further powers and funding to local government.
You will work as part of a small team, collaborating closely with colleagues in media and public affairs as well as the LGA’s political groups. In addition you will forge effective relationships with our member councils, external partners and stakeholders and central government.
The post will focus primarily on economic and social regeneration and aim to help local government secure the powers and funding required to deliver the best possible services for its residents and businesses as well as supporting local economic growth.
You will have the knowledge, experience and credibility to engage with government and organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Able to take a strategic and forward thinking approach, you will have political awareness and a track record of making a difference.
The person we offer this post to will be an excellent communicator, problem-solver and team player with a proven background in public policy making. You will have experience in using a range of communication tools and your ability to grasp complex issues quickly will make you stand out.
Candidates with a background in economic and social regeneration would be particularly welcome; however, previous experience in these areas is not a necessity.
Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 21 January 2018
Interviews: Thursday 1 February 2018
The LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community