Vacancy: International Operations Assistant

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Please note. No CV’s or cover letters accepted. To apply for this role please download and complete the two-part job application form using the links here and here)

Working For: LGiU International Ltd

Salary: £23,000

Location: Office-based in Edinburgh or Dublin

Contract Type: Permanent, full or part time (min 3 days a week) Reporting to: Head of International Operations

The LGiU (Local Government Information Unit) is a leading cross-party membership body supporting innovation in local government. We are passionate about promoting collaborative, democratic local decision-making and ensuring that local government has the information, ideas and networks it needs to drive positive change. We have member authorities across the UK, Ireland and Australia and are in the process of launching a news service for local government globally. We leverage this international scope to share innovative ideas and connect policy-makers around the world.

The Role

The postholder will support the geographical and operational expansion of the LGIU’s international work through a strategy of connection and collaboration within and without the LGIU.

The immediate priority consolidation of existing international members in Ireland, Scotland and Australia. This will be achieved by providing the administrative and logistical support to the teams in Scotland, Ireland and Australia.

Work with the Heads and teams of Content, Membership, Engagement and Research to collaboratively develop and offer for international stakeholders, members and subscribers.

The role will require international travel and therefore disciplined time management and a willingness to spend time abroad.

Core responsibilities:

  • Support the development of our membership in Ireland, Scotland and Australia by ensuring systems and data are up to date.
  • Keep the website up to date especially the homepages of Scotland, Ireland and Australia and ensure the facts and figures pages are correct.
  • Writing up summaries of GL exec panels and other international events.
  • Help source free content from Scotland, Ireland, Australia members.
  • Reach out to councils for content based on DN stories.
  • Helping write the Year End Review inputs for Scotland, Ireland and Australia.
  • Update the membership database and other project management tools the LGIU use.
  • Support the development of international working within the LGIU.

Person Specification – Key skills and experience

  • Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience of working in an international or local government context.
  • Track record of working collaboratively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative and project management skills.

Benefits

The role – This is a permanent full-time position (35 hours per week) working for LGiU International with a salary of £23,000 pa. We are committed to making sure our staff are paid more than the Living Wage. We offer the Nest pension plan.

Location – This position is office based in either Edinburgh or Dublin.

Flexible working – We support flexible working arrangements to promote a healthy work life balance so if you have a preferred working pattern, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate it.

Holiday – You’ll get a very generous holiday allowance of 30 days per year plus bank holidays, well above the UK average.

Health and wellbeing – LGiU provide support through our corporate Health Assured membership, which includes free confidential counselling sessions and other mental health resources.

Learning – There are loads of opportunities to learn more about local government policy and politics and to develop your skills. You’re free to attend any of our learning and development sessions and we support staff to upskill through attending events and courses and through further study.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities and ages. If you have a disability for which you need adjustments in the interview process or the role itself, please let us know so we can make sure you’re able to participate fully.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wed 24th August. Interviews will take place on Wed 31st August. The successful candidate will start as soon as possible, depending on their notice period.

Please note, no CVs or cover letters accepted. To apply for this role, please complete the job application form using the links at the top of the advert and email to jobs@lgiu.org for the attention of Debra Stanislas, Office Manager.