Work Nature

  • Local government officers are responsible for the development and execution of council policies and procedures, as well as ensuring that local services are delivered effectively.
  • Assisting in the formulation, planning and monitoring of policies and procedures.
  • Coordinating the implementation of council decisions and circulating reports to those affected.
  • Providing support and guidance to the elected workforce, for example to cabinet or local committees.
  • Coordinating communication strategies, including publications and departmental websites.
  • Arranging and servicing meetings.
  • Researching, preparing and writing up reports and briefing papers.
  • Liaising with other council departments, such as finance or marketing.
  • Liaising with external partners and agencies, including private and voluntary sector organisations, contractors and other local authorities.
  • Coordinating departmental and corporate plans.
  • Monitoring and reporting on performance and quality issues, ensuring value for money.
  • Managing and evaluating projects.
  • Organising and collecting data for external inspections, including evidence of compliance with legislation.
  • Providing information, advice and guidance on policy and performance.
  • Working with members of the public, councillors and other stakeholders, presenting information at meetings when required.
  • Dealing with enquiries and giving advice.
  • Supervising and managing staff.
  • Providing support and a strategic steer to the management team relevant to your specific area.
  • Developing and promoting a policy and performance framework, which contributes to the operational and strategic functioning of the department.
  • Coordinating responses to national and local consultations on specific policy areas, such as education.

Key Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Coordination
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Judgement and Decision making


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  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

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