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Local Government Officer

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Local government officers work for the local council. They work in a department such as education, housing, planning or social work and carry out the decisions made by local councillors. They ensure that council policies are put in place and council services are being delivered well.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for local government administrators in Scotland might start at around £21,000 to £24,000 depending on the qualifications held. Senior officers can earn up to £40,000 or more. There is usually a good pension scheme.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
18346
1.4 %
RISE
2026
18603

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Job vacancies for all councils across Scotland can be found at myjobscotland.gov.uk/.

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