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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 and UK

  Scotland
2018
16636
1.3 %
RISE
2023
16846
  United Kingdom
2018
127789
0.3 %
RISE
2023
128231

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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/.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Tel: 01536 207307
Website: http://www.managers.org.uk/
Twitter: @cmi_managers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettermanagers

Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)
Tel: 01952 797 396
E-mail: info@instam.org
Website: http://www.instam.org/
Twitter: @IAM_1915
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/instam.org

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
Tel: 020 7580 4741
Website: http://www.icsa.org.uk/
Twitter: @ICSA_News
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICSAglobal

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Tel: 01543 266867
E-mail: customer@i-l-m.com
Website: http://www.i-l-m.com
Twitter: @ILM_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilmuk1

Skills CFA
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: http://www.skillscfa.org
Twitter: @SkillsCFA

SkillsCFA is a registered charity promoting skills and qualifications in the workplace. Its work also involves apprenticeships and training programmes across the UK for a whole range of business skills.

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