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Job vacancies at LGIU

January 17, 2011

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We’re currently welcoming applications for two new roles here at the Local government Information Unit.

Partnership Manager (Negotiable c £40,000)

In this new role you will strengthen relationships with our members – including 140 local authorities – and our wider network of partners and customers, increasing awareness and involvement in our activities, and helping us to maintain our impact and funding as an award winning thinktank.

The LGiU mission is to strengthen local democracy so that local communities can determine their own future and a vision of strong councils, accountable to the public, with the freedom and power to act in the best interests of their community. In this newly created role you will develop and deliver a partner relationship strategy to effectively communicate the activities of the LGiU to our members, partners and customers. This will help us to strengthen relationships with our members – including 140 local authorities – and our wider network of partners and customers, increasing their awareness and involvement in our activities, and helping us to maintain our impact and funding.

As an effective and persuasive communicator yourself, you will personally meet, network and communicate with our partners. You will also provide the tools and practical support for your colleagues to make an effective contribution to partner relations. Whether you have a background in the public or private sector, you must have a strong understanding of the role of local government and be able to champion the work of the LGiU in providing information services, supporting innovation and developing and influencing public policy. This is a rare opportunity to shape a senior role in a thinktank, working with our dynamic team. If you think that you can play a big part in our future then we would like to hear from you. The post is based at our offices near Euston and involves regular travel throughout the UK.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver a partner relationship strategy to effectively communicate the activities of the LGiU to our members, partners and customers
  • Maintain and increase the core membership of the LGiU amongst local authorities, ensuring a high level of awareness of member benefits and how to maximise them
  • Maintain a rolling programme of visits and other personalised contact with members and key partners, including through events.
  • Develop systems, tools and practical support for colleagues and key advocates, including the LGiU Board, to contribute to effective partner and member relationship management
  • Develop new partnerships in the public and private sector that increase the impact of the LGiU and generate additional funding.
  • Make a significant contribution to LGiU business development by acting as a two way channel of communication to ensure that our work is responsive to the needs and interests of our members and partners
  • Contribute to innovation in the work of the LGiU and the way that we communicate, exploring new opportunities to strengthen our communications and networks, such as social media

Please click here to download the full Partnership Manager job description and application form. Please return the completed application form to LGiU 22 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0TB or email to info@lgiu.org.uk by 5pm Wednesday 26 January.

Policy Manager (£26,000 – £42,000)
Are you passionate about local democracy? We are seeking a policy manager to join our policy team. You will have experience of policy making in a think tank, government or similar. Above all you will be a creative thinker happy working within a small, dynamic team.

As one of the policy team the postholder will successfully develop, manage and deliver research and consultancy programmes in order to contribute to the LGiU’s mission to strengthen local democracy and put citizens in control of their own lives. The postholder will lead a diverse and highly flexible portfolio of policy projects that contribute to the LGiU mission.

LGiU is an award winning think tank with a mission to strengthen local democracy so that local communities can determine their own future and a vision of strong councils, accountable to the public, with the freedom and power to act in the best interests of their community. We welcome candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds but are particularly keen to hear from candidates interested in policy development around environmental sustainability or the built environment.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver policy research and policy development activities including publications, consultancy, networks and events, in order to inform and influence public policy
  • Be responsible for generating research, sponsorship and consultancy income to an agreed level, in order to maximise the capacity and resources of the LGiU and ensure the sustainability of the organisation
  • Represent the LGiU in the media and at conferences and events in order to effectively influence public policy and enhance the reputation of the LGiU
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual capital within LGiU
  • Build and maintain high level networks amongst the political and policy making community as appropriate to the projects and areas of policy interest on which you lead for the LGiU
  • Add value to the LGiU through the creation and maintenance of partnerships with key stakeholders in public, voluntary and private sectors
  • Make a contribution to LGiU corporate policy development, campaigning and influencing activity for and on behalf of LGiU members

Please click here to download the full Policy Manager job description and application form. Please return the completed application form to LGiU 22 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0TB or email to info@lgiu.org.uk by 5pm Wednesday 26 January.

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