Local government officer?
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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.
Local government offers a broad professional environment with good prospects for progression and promotion. It covers a range of officer roles, with many specialist areas including:
This work is likely to involve contact with members of the public, councillors, administrators and specialists in other departments or other local councils or authorities. Some posts, particularly more senior roles, also involve committee work. Some less senior roles will work more exclusively within specific departments, but can still be responsible for a variety of services.
Specific activities vary depending on the local authority and department, and on the level of responsibility. Some departments will involve a lot of work with the public, others may have a more technical function and some will work more predominantly with other council staff and departments.
Common functions include:
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