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Policy and Programme Manager
  • Employer: East of England Local Government Association
  • Reference: EELGA/19/111417
  • Published: Mon 14/10/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 09/11/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: SCP36 £38,813 to SCP40 £42,683
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Suffolk

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Policy and Programme Manager


To be responsible for leading on priority policy areas and the successful delivery of key elements of the Association’s core work programme, ensuring that those outcomes are achieved.

To support the delivery of the East of England LGA overall strategic objectives to work with the 52 local councils in the East of England to support them "to be the best that they can be for their communities".

To support the corporate function of the Association, including communications, governance and secretariat.



Maintain an up-to-date awareness and understanding of emerging priority policy issues which impact on local government, taking the initiative to inform staff, senior officers and members accordingly, and making recommendations for a response where appropriate.

Manage specific and complex programmes of work in priority areas identified by the members of the Association.

Lead on developing briefings, policy papers and consultations responses on both a proactive and reactive basis, in partnership with relevant stakeholders. 

Build effective working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including local authority senior elected members and officers, and sub-regional and national bodies, to support the work of the Association.

Provide effective management and coordination, in partnership with relevant officers, in the planning and preparation of meetings, including developing agendas and papers.

Plan and deliver high-level conferences and events focussed on supporting the Association’s membership to tackle challenging policy and operational issues facing the sector and share innovative learning.

Support the Chairman of the Association in carrying out duties on behalf of the Association through the production of effective briefings.

Represent the Association at various regional partnership meetings and networks.

Ensure effective budget management of programmes of work within the post’s responsibilities.

Support the communication and promotional activities of the Association.

Such other similar activities as may from time to time be required.

Always to act within the principles and spirit of the East of England LGA’s policies in respect of equality and diversity and integrity.



Local authority Members and officers, Local Government Association, other partner bodies in the East of England including health, police, fire and rescue and the voluntary sector, central government, various National and European partners.



 No direct staffing responsibilities apply to this post.

 This is a politically restricted post.