Due to recent internal promotion, we are seeking an energetic and proactive person for our Policy Officer role to help support local authorities and their partners in the East of England. You will enable our members to collaborate to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle the challenges facing the sector.
The East of England LGA is a politically-led organisation which works on behalf of the 52 local councils in the East of England with an over-riding purpose "to support our member councils to be the best that they can be for their communities". We work together with local government officers and councillors to help them achieve this aim, providing specialist expertise, advice and practical assistance.
We are looking for someone with a keen interest in improving public services to manage key projects, meeting and events. You must be able to write accessible, easy-to-read reports for stakeholders on key policy issues affecting the sector, and have excellent communication and presentation skills. As a collaborative team worker, you will help us to build strong relationships outside the Association and within.
You should have a great eye for detail and be able to carry out research when required. Highly organised, information analysis shouldn't faze you, and you will be able to present complex issues in creative and customer focused ways.
This post will also have responsibility for helping to keep our channels of communication open by writing interesting news stories and collating regular case studies. The post will also provide accurate and timely performance reporting for internal and external audiences.
The East of England LGA would like to encourage new talent into local government and we welcome applications from recent graduates with an interest in local politics and a degree in a relevant field.
For an application pack please download from our website or alternatively contact Emma Moore on or
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Hannah Shah, Senior Manager, Tel. .
The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 27 April 2018 and the interviews will be held on Thursday 10 May 2018.
Please note: We do not accept CV's, only fully completed application forms as per the application pack will be accepted for this role.