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Job Description

Local Government Officers work in a range of different departments to develop and implement council policies and procedures, departments could include education/skills, finance, health, housing, planning, social work, tourism, transport or leisure and recreation. They will work with councillors, administrators and other departments to assist in the creation, planning and monitoring of policies and procedures.

Entry Requirements

A degree or HND in business studies, economics, legal studies, politics or social administration and social policy would be preferable. Entry without a degree or HND is possible by starting at a lower level and working your way up.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A good knowledge of current affairs and relevant policies for the department you are in
  • The ability to deal with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organisational and negotiation skills

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £20,000

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