Principal Improvement Adviser Home Based
Local Government Association
Fixed term until 31 March 2024
The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.
We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.
We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector.
About the Partners in Care and Health programme (PCH)
The Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services are Partners in Care and Health (PCH) working with well-respected organisations. PCH helps councils to improve the way they deliver adult social care and public health services and helps Government understand the challenges faced by the sector.
The programme is a trusted network for developing and sharing best practice, developing tools and techniques, providing support and building connections. It is funded by Government and offered to councils without charge.
The Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) exists to represent and support its membership of DASSs and their management teams. ADASS is also a charity which gives a national voice for social care. ADASS and the LGA work together as partners to lead PCH.
About the role
As part of the Partners in Care and Health Programme, we are supporting local authorities and their partners to improve how they support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live a good life in the community. This exciting role leads a small team to deliver this support directly, and also works with partners to ensure that any support is joined up and reflects the views of those who draw on social and healthcare. Some of the focus is on those who are in specialist inpatient settings and helping to ensure that they don’t stay longer in these settings than they need to.
You will have experience at a senior level in social or healthcare in delivering change and improvement for this group of people. You will have experience of working with partners at a strategic level to do this and will be credible to leaders in local health and care systems, to senior civil servants, and to the community of providers and voluntary organisations who work directly to support this group. You will have excellent leadership, communication and influencing skills. You will be committed to coproduction with people with learning disabilities and autism as a fundamental principle of change.
You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.
If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 detailing how you meet the criteria of the role and attach your CV before the closing date.
We use anonymous recruitment, which is the practice of hiding candidates’ identities. This process involves removing any identifying information from candidates’ applications which includes names. We are unable to remove candidate’s names from their CV’s. If you wish to remain anonymous, we ask that you take your name off your CV before submitting.
Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday 2 April 2023
Interview Date:W/C 17 April 2023, interviews will be held virtually
At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. The LGA are proud to be awarded a “Disability Confident Leader”. If you are require an reasonable adjustment, which is a change to the format or conditions of the recruitment process to accommodate any disability-related needs you may have. Please contact us via [email protected]
- LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 30 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
- Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office one day per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
- Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
- The LGA offers 24/7 access to a free, confidential employee assistance programme managed by Health Assured. This service is also available for Dependants.
- Family friendly policies
For more of LGA’s benefits and working with us, please view our webpage https://www.local.gov.uk/benefits-and-working-lga
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Our Values and Behaviours are there to give us an understanding of who we are as an organisation and who we want to be. They are a framework to help us understand:
- how we work with each other
- how we work with our members and stakeholders
- our expectations for ourselves and each other
Our values are:
Inclusive – We ensure that our work is inclusive of all voices.
Ambitious – We are ambitious for councils and their communities and are committed to striving for excellence in all that we do to support our colleagues, our membership and the sector to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Collaborative – We bring together the expertise and skills needed, working as one team.