Programme Support Officer

Local Government Association (LGA)
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government.

We are a politically-led, cross-party organisation which works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils, so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems; as well as support local authorities with their own self-improvement.

There has never been a more exciting time to work for us.

To find out more information about what it’s like to work at the LGA, please visit 'Benefits and working for the LGA'; and for information on equality and diversity at the LGA, please visit 'Equality and diversity at the LGA'.


The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic programme support officer to support the development of the children’s services improvement programme. This is great opportunity for someone who is passionate about local government and wants to be personally involved in supporting improvement in children’s services. 

Working alongside senior colleagues within the LGA with responsibility for the children’s services improvement, you will provide support that will ensure the smooth running and development of the programme.


The requirements 

  • Previous administrative experience and knowledge of office systems and procedures, ideally gained in a member services or project based environment. 
  • A broad understanding of local and/or central government and how they work. 
  • Experience of working within a team environment 
  • Experience of a range of software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and the internet. 
  • Experience of researching data from a range of sources and of compiling clear, comprehensive papers. 
  • Experience of organising meetings, events or other activities. 

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.

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