Head of Research & Policy
Essential criteria include:
Level 7 CCAB qualified, in-depth knowledge of Local Government Finance and policy issue, extensive experience of providing specialist financial advice and guidance on local government finance issues at all levels of seniority, external agencies and other forums.
Closing date: Two weeks from advert
SIGOMA (Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities) is one of the largest interest groups within the LGA (Local Government Association). We represent the interests of authorities and urban communities in the northern, midland and south-coast regions of England, providing:
· An authoritative and influential voice on local government finance and funding issues to ensure member authorities remain well-informed regarding central government policy
· Valuable representation to ensure that some of the most deprived communities in the country receive the vital investment they need
We are looking for a Head of Policy & Research to lead a small team that represents the interests of its 47 local authority members to Ministers, MPs, Government Departments and within the Local Government Association.
Local authority funding has undergone a revolution in the last decade and it has never been more important for councils to ensure they have a strong voice in influencing current policy and helping to set the agenda for the future.
The post holder will lead on the development of the overall strategy for SIGOMA and management of the team and overall workplan in accordance with the policies and objectives. They will be the key contact of SIGOMA for specialist advice and guidance and will provide extensive advice to the Chair of SIGOMA in the detailed technical and political analysis of work, in support of the key objectives for information, debate, lobbying and development.
An annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days including bank holidays; embedded flexible working scheme; local government pension scheme; generous agile working offer – ‘Barnsley is our Office’ and a range of employee benefits.
Candidates may be required to meet the leader before confirmation of appointment.