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Reference: 73071

Date Added: 11 October 2019
Closing Date: 28 October 2019

Job Title: Adviser, Productivity - Digital

Working For: Local Government Association

Location: London

Salary: £45,288 per annum (including London Weighting)

Job Details

Fixed term or secondment opportunity until October 2020 (with possible option for extension).

The requirements

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 to improve services, enabled through 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 communication 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 improvement programmes in the public sector. An ability to work quickly and to problem solve at pace are desirable.

Closing Date: 28 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interview date: 7 November 2019

Application Details

For further information and to apply online please visit https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/lga/displayjob.aspx?jobid=839

Website: https://www.local.gov.uk/

Additional Notes