LGiU recruit local

LGiU is launching a new job advertising service for councils. We will be featuring recruitment  notices twice a week in our Daily News emails and in the Friday Weekly Policy Summary briefing; together these widely-read bulletins go to c 25,000 local government subscribers. The jobs will also appear here on our website.

We are offering this service free throughout July and August. Find out more about our advertising packages or contact jane.sankarayya@lgiu.org.uk to place an advert.

Peterborough City Council

Organisational Learning & Development Manager

Permanent, Full-time: 37 hours per week

Salary: £44,765 – £49,618 pa

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Organisational Learning & Development Manager to join our HR team to lead on the organisation’s learning & development.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a passionate and strategic Organisational Learning & Development Manager to join Peterborough City Council’s HR team. You will be driven and enjoy challenging the status quo and developing Organisational Learning & Development solutions to enable the council to meet the significant changes that lie ahead. As well as shaping and delivering a learning culture, talent management and leadership development will also fall into your remit and it will be your innovative concepts and actions that help us be successful.

The successful candidate will thrive working in an autonomous role, whilst demonstrating clear evidence of being self-motivated and creative in delivering solutions which are fit for purpose. You will have the scope to get involved in every element of delivering OD activities, working cohesively with key stakeholders and external organisations. You will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, gained in an OD environment. Ideally backed up by a level 7 qualification (or equivalent) in Organisational Learning and Development, you will be able to analyse and interpret information to identify needs and you will have experience of balancing a variety of projects simultaneously. In addition to proven experience, you will also be experienced as a facilitator and coach.

The Organisational Learning & Development Manager reports to the Assistant Director HR & Development and will provide a specialist service to the business that addresses the present needs of the organisation but also has a progressive forward thinking approach. The role will work closely alongside the HR Manager Business Relations, Senior HR Policy & Reward Advisor and Internal Communications as a key stakeholder on real-time projects and initiatives that progress us on our journey.

If you believe that you have what it takes to make a difference and support us through these changing times, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 8 September 2017

Peterborough City Council Website: Find out more and apply


Richmondshire District Council

Economic Development Manager

Permanent: Full-time; 37 hours per week 

Grade 12 (SCP 38-40) £33,437-£35,444

We have an exciting opportunity to manage our Business & Community team reporting directly to the Director of Strategic and Regulatory Services.

This is an exciting time to join the authority as we embark upon delivery of our new economic action plan, community engagement strategy and work with our partners at Welcome to Yorkshire to deliver both national and international cycle events.

The Business and Community team are at the forefront of the Council’s work with economic growth identified as one of the Council’s key corporate objectives and community and partnership working also high on the Council’s agenda.

We are looking for an individual who can lead and motivate a team, build relationships with partners and assist in the development and implementation of new plans and policies to stimulate economic growth across the District.

As the Economic Development Manager you will lead on working with stakeholders to develop the Council’s destination management plan which will mean developing meaningful working relationships with both the business community, the LEP and partners such as the County Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Richmondshire Council website: Find out more and apply


East Herts Council

Service Manager (Development Management) - Quality Places

Permanent, full time; 37 hours per week
Grade 12, Salary: £43,484 to £53,679 (inclusive of Local Weighting)

Are you passionate about delivering quality new places?  Then read on, this might be the role you have been waiting for. The Councils Local Plan is about to undergo examination and we are already starting the work involved to support an ambitious programme of development in the District.  Over 16,000 new homes are to be delivered, along with all the supporting infrastructure, in a range of significant urban expansions.

At Gilston, north of Harlow, we have successfully bid for Garden Town funding with our partners, and are looking to deliver a new and extended community there of 10,000 new homes.  With all that, and town centre investment schemes promoted by developers and the Council, there will be no dull moments for you in this post.

You will lead a team of 10 planning officers, all operating at a senior level, on these projects and a range of other major development work.  You will lead, support and challenge your team, driving them and yourself, to ensure that quality outcomes are achieved.  You will not be waiting for things to happen, you will be making them happen, motivating others, cooperating with partners, leading them and identifying innovative ways of delivering outcomes.

Closing date: 28th August 2017, 9am

East Herts Council website: Find out more and apply


East Herts Council

Principal Planning Officer X2

1x permanent, full time, 37 hours per week
1x maternity cover (12 months), full time, 37 hours per week
Grade 9, up to £36,029 (incl local weighting)

There couldn’t be a better time to join us. A new Local Plan is setting an exciting and ambitious policy agenda for our communities.  We have big plans for growth including a range of strategic sites across the district, together with the investment and development of key locations in our town centres. We are also working in partnership with Epping Forest and Harlow Councils on the ‘Harlow and Gilston Garden Town’, which will set the benchmark for place shaping and delivering housing growth.

We are looking for experienced professionals to join our expanding team to lead on these strategic sites, as well as delivering the full range of development management work. You should have a strong commitment to the quality agenda given our ambitions for these new communities.

As a Principal Planning Officer you will have a caseload of your own significant sites and delegated authority for determining planning and associated applications. You will also have the opportunity to support the Senior Project Officers in dealing with our most significant sites.

Closing date: This is a rolling advert with no fixed closing date; see council website for details.

East Herts Council website: Find out more and apply


East Herts Council

Senior Planning Project Officer X2

1x permanent, full time, 37 hours per week
1X fixed term (3 years), full Time, 37 hours per week
Grade 10, £36,964 – £41,610 (incl local weighting)

There couldn’t be a better time to join us. A new District Plan is setting an exciting and ambitious policy agenda for our communities. We have big plans for growth including a range of strategic sites across the district, together with the investment and development of key locations in our town centres. We are also working in partnership with Epping Forest and Harlow Councils on the ‘Harlow and Gilston Garden Town’, which will set the benchmark for place shaping and delivering housing growth.

We are looking for experienced professionals to join our expanding team to lead on these strategic sites, as well as delivering the full range of development management work. You should have a strong commitment to the quality agenda given our ambitions for these new communities.

As a Senior Planning Project Officer you will be dealing with master planning and development proposals for our most significant sites.

Closing date: This is a rolling advert with no fixed closing date; see council website for details.

East Herts Council website: Find out more and apply


Education Policy Institute

Senior Researcher x2

Full time or part time; £30,000 – £37,000 (depending on experience)

The Education Policy Institute is an independent, impartial and evidence-based research institute that aims to promote high quality education outcomes, regardless of social background. Through our research, we provide insights, commentary and critiques about education policy in England.

We are looking to recruit two senior researchers who will each lead an analytical work programme within EPI. These work programmes will broadly cover:

  • Mental health, well-being and inclusion
  • School funding

Closing date: 8th September 2017

EPI website: Find out more and apply


Selby District Council

Planning Solicitor

Fixed term (up to 12 months); 37 hours per week; £32,486 per annum

Selby District Council are offering an exciting opportunity to gain experience in local authority planning work. The role is ideal for a candidate starting out in their career combining general local government experience with the development of a specialism in planning law and practice.

The role has been created to support our planning team who are aiming to be the best District Council planning team in the country. We have a significant volume and range of planning applications; from large residential sites to smaller rural developments. We’re working hard with businesses to grow the District and the recent redevelopment of the former mine site at Kellingley generated significant legal work as did the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects at Eggborough Power Station, Drax Power Station and Ferrybridge. As you would expect we have our fair share of enforcement work too.

Closing date: Sunday 20th August 2017

Council website: Find out more and apply


Selby District Council

Planning Support Assistant

Fixed term (up to 31st March 2020); 37 hours per fortnight, averaging 18.5 per week; £16,491 pro-rata per annum

We are looking to recruit a Planning Support Assistant to work in the newly expanded Planning team which has a key role to play in the future of Selby District helping to deliver high quality development, place making and support sustainable economic growth.

The post holder will be responsible for providing support in dealing with the processing of planning applications, planning appeals, producing documents from the bespoke Planning software system and updating the system ensuring accuracy of information is held.  This will include liaising with Planning Officers, dealing with queries from our Customer Contact Centre, our web site and through the post.

Closing date: Sunday 20th August 2017

Council website: Find out more and apply