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NLGN is looking for a someone to help us develop and deliver our programme of innovative events as well as grow our network and deepen our engagement with current members.
This post-holder will report to NLGN’s Head of Network and work closely with our External Affairs Officer, with whom they will share responsibility for event delivery. If successful, you will be part of a small, dynamic team of 15 people, based in our vibrant and busy shared working space in Victoria, Central London.
The New Local Government Network (NLGN) is unique. Unlike other think tanks we directly influence both national policy and front-line service delivery. This is because we are rooted in the real world of public service delivery, through our growing network of 50 local authority members, to transform the way they work.
In addition, we have a clear and radical long-term vision of change, recently launched in our influential paper, The Community Paradigm, which seeks to revolutionise the public sector by giving communities real power over how their public services are delivered.
Main responsibilities of the post
Our ideal colleague for this role will:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
To apply for the role please send a CV and covering email of no more than 400 words describing your suitability. All applications should be received by 12 noon on Tuesday 28 May. Interviews will take place Thursday 6 June at NLGN’s offices.
NLGN is strongly committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We don’t just ‘value diversity’, we think it is central to what makes for a high impact, successful organisation. We positively encourage you to apply.
If you have a disability and need any assistance applying for this role, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Leave and hours: We operate a flexible policy on working hours and leave. The NLGN’s team core working hours are 10am to 4pm but around this, staff are trusted to determine their own working hours and leave consummate with the fulfilment of their job goals to the highest level of excellence. To ensure well-being, full-time NLGN staff are expected to take a minimum of 25 days leave each year and work no more than 35 hours a week.
Well-being: NLGN is committed to staff well-being. Working long and late hours is actively discouraged and all staff at NLGN are committed to creating a pleasant, friendly and supportive environment in which to work.
Pension: NLGN will contribute 4% to the NLGN group personal pension scheme. This benefit cannot be substituted for any other benefit.
Probation and Notice: This role is subject to a three-month probationary period and a two month notice period.
If you would like to discuss the role or recruitment process please feel free to call Richard Nelmes, NLGN’s Head of Network, for an informal and confidential conversation.