Member Services Officer

Job Reference : 01464
Location : Westminster - London
Closing Date : 21/03/2018
Salary : £29,424 per annum (including London Weighting)
Employment Type : Fixed term, full-time
Department : Corporate Services Directorate
Hours per week : 35
Fixed term opportunity until 31 March 2019
Do you want to build on your experience of working with elected members by joining the LGA? Are you interested in working in our Member Services Team?   If so, read on……   
About us
Local government is a challenging environment - you’ll have an unrivalled insight into the workings of local and central Government politics and policy making, as well as the opportunity to develop new contacts and knowledge. 
About the job
As a Member Services Officer in the Member Services Team, you will organise, attend and advise a portfolio of LGA member meetings. The role will include undertaking research and drafting senior level briefing material, as well as preparing/and despatching agendas and drafting minutes and reports. You’ll also contribute to the development and improvement of support services for LGA elected Members. 
About you
You’ll have experience of servicing formal meetings as well as a sound knowledge of local government and an understanding of the LGA’s work. Establishing good working relationships with Senior Members and Officers is key as you will offer them support as well as advice and guidance on procedural and constitutional issues. You will have excellent organisational skills, a keen eye for detail and plenty of initiative. You’ll also be a proficient IT user and will have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Political sensitivity and outstanding communication skills are also essential to this post.
Closing date:    5pm, Wednesday 21 March 2018
Interview and Assessment date:  Thursday 5 or Friday 6 April
The LGA has a positive approach to equalities and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.