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Local Government Association - Advisor Closing Date: 05/02/2024

LGA - Adviser

Westminster, London (but home-based working would be considered)


Vacancy Reference: SLOT-003007

Location: Westminster, London (but home-based working would be considered)

Closing Date: 02/02/2024

Salary: £51,502 (inc. London Weighting)

Employment Type: Fixed term or secondment considered, full-time

Department: Policy - People, LGA

Hours Per Week: 35

Fixed Term until February 2025


About us

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.  

We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.  

We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector. 

About the role 

This is an opportunity to work in the Safer and Stronger Communities Policy Team at the LGA. The role will primarily focus on Licensing policy but will include other regulatory and community safety policy work (in particular resilience and modern slavery), supporting the Safer and Stronger Communities Board of the LGA.

Alongside the Senior Adviser you would be working directly with members to develop policy responses, as well as organise events and training.

About you 

The ideal candidate will have experience of developing and delivering policy work in a complex environment. You will be able to demonstrate flexibility and political sensitivity.  You will have an understanding of the issues facing local government. While knowledge of English licensing systems may be an advantage,  the ability to quickly assimilate policy area knowledge and present responses clearly is essential.

You will have excellent organisational and writing skills. You will be experienced in building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage. 

To apply

If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form and include a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria of the role before the closing date. We are specifically assessing candidate's against the following:

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines, and a concern for order and accuracy
  • Experience of researching data from a range of sources and of compiling clear, comprehensive papers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to support others.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with members, other clients and colleagues with courtesy, tact and sensitivity.

We use anonymous recruitment, which is the practice of hiding candidates’ identities. 

Closing Date:       5pm, 5 February 2024
Interview Date:   12 February 2024, interviews will be held virtually

At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. The LGA are proud to be awarded a “Disability Confident Leader”.  If you are require  an reasonable adjustment, which is a change to the format or conditions of the recruitment process to accommodate any disability-related needs you may have. Please contact us via 

Our benefits

  • LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 31 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
  • Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office two days per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
  • Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
  • The LGA offers 24/7 access to a free, confidential employee assistance programme managed by Health Assured. This service is also available for Dependants.
  • Family friendly policies

For more of LGA’s benefits and working with us, please view our webpage

Our values & behaviours 

Our Values and Behaviours are there to give us an understanding of who we are as an organisation and who we want to be. They are a framework to help us understand:

  • how we work with each other 
  • how we work with our members and stakeholders
  • our expectations for ourselves and each other 

Our values are:

Inclusive - We ensure that our work is inclusive of all voices. 

Ambitious - We are ambitious for councils and their communities and are committed to striving for excellence in all that we do to support our colleagues, our membership and the sector to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Collaborative - We bring together the expertise and skills needed, working as one team.