Date Added: 27 April 2022
: 16 May 2022
Job Title: Local Government Finance Policy Manager
Working For: London Councils
Salary: £44,439 rising to £51,441
Length of Contract: Permanent
There has never been a more exciting - or challenging - time to be involved in local government, especially finance. We are in a period of significant change and opportunity.
Change, because following a decade in which funding reduced by a quarter, councils are now adapting to different delivery models, rising demand for services and reduced income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opportunity, because London’s boroughs are leading the way in delivering London’s recovery and have a real opportunity to shape how London and its local communities rebuild for the future – including how they are funded.
London’s local councils spend £8 billion each year on providing vital services to local residents and invest billions of pounds of capital each year in housing, schools, parks, and other infrastructure. So, we’re talking big money… and there’s a lot at stake.
London Councils’ Finance policy team works to both advance and defend London’s funding. We have to be compelling and persuasive in argument: fully fluent in data, information and evidence in order to influence government, elected politicians, Whitehall and others.
This role offers a position at the forefront of local government finance in London.
An understanding of local government and the key issues affecting councils is essential, as is the ability to learn and grasp new complex concepts quickly. An understanding of finance and accounting would be beneficial.
You will develop policy arguments and lobby on behalf of London boroughs in order to influence funding decisions made by Government that impact on local government services, including responding to Government consultations and influencing civil servants in Whitehall.
You will have excellent data analysis and research skills, be an innovative thinker and bring new ideas to the table in supporting colleagues to develop policy positions across a range of local government services.
It is important that you are politically aware with the ability to exercise judgement, discretion and confidentiality when dealing with politicians and officers at all levels.
Closing Date: 16 May 2022
Interviews: 24 May 2022
The link for the application is: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/ue3zttuuh1
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC817 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.