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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
2019
18179
0.8 %
RISE
2024
18316
  United Kingdom
2019
142247
0.5 %
RISE
2024
143003

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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

ICSA: The Governance Institute
Tel: 020 7580 4741
Website: http://www.icsa.org.uk/
Twitter: @ICSA_News
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICSAglobal

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 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

Instructus Skills
Tel: 01536 738631
E-mail: info@instructus.org
Website: https://www.instructus-skills.org
Twitter: @InstructusSkill

Instructus Skills (formerly Skills CFA) is the UK’s leading cross-sector apprenticeship authority and skills sector body. They ensure that apprentices learn the skills that employers need, from business skills to engineering to e-commerce.

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