Date Added: 2 September 2019
: 12 September 2019
Job Title: Adviser, Productivity - Digital
Working For: Local Government Association
Salary: £45,288 per annum (including London Weighting)
Fixed term or secondment opportunity until October 2020 (with possible option for extension)
You will have knowledge and experience of working in or for local government and the ability to engage effectively with councils, central government and the IT sector at different levels. An ability to communicate with key stakeholders, including at a senior level, is crucial.
The role is to join our team working on an established programme to support councils use digital tools and solutions to improve access to services, support their workforce operate more efficiently and help generate savings or income. The work involves helping raise the profile of digital amongst senior managers and elected members.
Your core responsibilities will be to help us devise and implement programmes of support for councils to enable them better use of digital tools and solutions. This includes working on LGA funded programmes whereby councils bid to join a programme. Your role will be to work directly with the successful councils to help them deliver their agreed outcomes which include efficiency savings. You will also help capture and mainstream existing good practice to enable other councils to apply this to their work. This involves regular day to day communications with councils and other partners, as well as keeping pace with and managing different parts of a fast paced programme.
Technical knowledge of digital technology is not required, though may be useful. However a good understanding of local government and the context councils operate in is essential.
The person we offer this role to will be a self-starter who can quickly come to grips with this expanding programme of work as well as bringing initiative and ideas to the table as the programme progresses. An interest in technology in the public sector, and the growing opportunities as well as the risks that come for doing more online would be beneficial.
The successful applicant will be a team player with experience of applying project management approaches, as well as have an understanding and interest in the issues involved in delivering efficient local public services. This role will be of particular interest to anyone with direct experience of working on technology or other improvement programmes in the public sector. An ability to work quickly and to problem solve at pace are desirable.
Closing Date: 12 September 2019
Interview date: 25 September 2019
For further information and to apply online please visit https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/lga/displayjob.aspx?jobid=839