Location: Home Based expected to be based in London or the South East, or in close proximity to the region
Fixed term or secondment opportunity for 12 months with the possibility of extending
About the role
The LGA is seeking to appoint a regionally based Programme Manager with experience of working in Local Government at a senior, strategic level.
Working closely with the Principal Advisers for the South East and London regions, you will act as a key interface between the LGA and local authorities, developing and delivering leadership and practical improvement work in councils. This work will include providing high quality scoping and diagnostic work to develop appropriate solutions and interventions for local authorities, and designing and delivering/commissioning peer reviews and peer support to increase efficiency, build capacity and support improvement in local authorities.
Your success will be determined by your ability to understand and respond to the highly challenging, politically sensitive and high-profile local government environment in order to manage complexities and risk, and successfully maintain a positive reputation for the LGA with its member authorities.
• You will have a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing local government and the wider public sector.
• You will be confident and credible in working with leading members, chief executives and senior officers.
• You will hit the ground running, using your abilities and experience to effectively manage and maintain relationships with individual local authorities, networks and groupings of authorities and to ensure effective delivery of projects and programmes to support sector-led improvement.
If you would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Kate Herbert, Principal Adviser (South East) on 07867 632404.
Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 16 May 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 6 June 2018 (taking place at 18 Smith Square)
We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community