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:


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.


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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

Job vacancies for all councils across Scotland can be found at


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