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Local Government jobs

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Local Governments across the UK are also referred to as local authorities or councils. There is a significant range of job types across local authorities from cleaners, office staff, teachers, communication specialists and Directors.

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While it is the elected councillors who are the decision makers at a local level, it is the employees of the council who action their decisions and implement their policies.  Local Authorities are also responsible for a number of statutory duties ranging from the processing of taxi licenses, public house opening times, planning permission, and dog fouling and parking fines.

Many jobs will involve working with the public, while others will be of a technical or specialist area such as roles in finance, communication and law.  Working for a local authority can be a very rewarding as the work Council’s undertake impact on everyone’s day to day lives. Councils take responsibility for matters such as collecting the rubbish, managing the parks, running the leisure centres and libraries, looking after children’s education and delivering essential care and social services.  

With budget constraints on may local authorities, the number of people employed in local government has reduced. As of September 2017, the total number of people employed in local government was 2.104 million, a decrease of 9000 jobs over the previous quarter and the lowest number since 1999.

Local Government Salary Information

The salaries across local government can vary considerably and according to the specific role and area of work. Higher salaries are evident in senior management, head of department positions and at director level and above. . Some local authorities may have performance-related pay schemes and generally offer good annual leave packages.

The typical starting salary is between £16,000 and £20,000 according to the National Careers Service latest information.

You can read more about local government on the Local Government Association website

Birmingham

18 hours ago

Regional Coordinator (Midlands)
Frontline

Salary: £20,000 FTE (pro rata for part-time) plus competitive pension

Frontline is continuing to grow and expand its impact. As we embark on this new stage in the organisation’s development we are looking to recruit a Part-time Regional Coordinator to coordinate a number of key areas crucial to the delivery of the programme in Birmingham (Midlands Region). This includes arranging meeti...

Frontline

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Southport

11 days ago

Development Officer
Sefton Council

Salary: £33,136 to £37,107 per annum

Green Sefton is an exciting new service which manages our special coast, parks and greenspaces: from our beautiful and internationally recognised coastline which supports some of the rarest flora and fauna in the country, to coastal habitats which are rarer than rainforest, through to our historic parks and gardens, 16...

Sefton Council

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Maidstone

11 hours ago

Principal Planning Officer – Strategic Planning
Maidstone Borough Council

Salary: £35,542 – £38,555 + up to £5,000 Market Supplement + Essential Car Allowance

Maidstone Borough Council

London

13 hours ago

Cardiff

14 hours ago

Liverpool

4 days ago

Liverpool

4 days ago

Southampton

4 days ago

Southampton

4 days ago

Liverpool

4 days ago

Liverpool

4 days ago

Manchester

4 days ago

Procurement Officer
Manchester City Council

Salary: £24,657 to £28,221 (Bar at £27,358) per annum

Manchester City Council