Salary: £64,350 per annum (+ £3,613 London Weighting where applicable)
Fixed term or secondment opportunity for 12 months with the possibility of extending
About the role
The LGA is seeking to appoint a candidate with experience of working in local government at a senior, strategic level as a regionally-based improvement programme manager.
Working closely with the Principal Advisers for the London and South East regions, you will act as a key interface between the LGA and local authorities, developing and delivering leadership and practical improvement support 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 have a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing local government and the wider public sector
• You have experience of working at a senior, strategic level in local government and can show evidence of being confident and credible in working with leading members, chief executives and senior officers
• You will be able to 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 for London on 07867 632404.
Closing date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Interview date: Thursday 27 June 2019
As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community