Local Government Funding – Policy Adviser – RECRUITMENTiQ – Darlington


RECRUITMENTiQ are delighted to be working with a Government Body who are seeking a Local Government Funding – Policy Adviser based in Darlington.Are you interested in playing an important role in a key government Department that offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in the decision making that affects the whole of the UK? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Local Government and Reform Team.The Local Government and Reform team is responsible for managing HM Treasury’s interests in local government policy and funding. They work closely with colleagues in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and other departments to shape the government’s approach to the local government sector.This includes ensuring that councils have the resources they need to deliver key services and implement government priorities, including reform of adult and children’s social care. They also seek to ensure that financial powers and policy responsibilities are devolved to the most appropriate level of government.The team is friendly and inclusive. They welcome people from different backgrounds and experiences and support flexible work patterns. Come join us!What you’ll be doing:You will lead work on determining how local councils should be funded in the years ahead and will be at the heart of the critical work advising Treasury ministers on some of the biggest issues of the day.Your key responsibilities will include:
Developing our approach to c.60bn of revenue funding for local government through the annual Local Government Finance Settlement (LGFS) process and the next Spending Review.

Shaping the Government’s longer-term strategy on how funding is allocated between councils.

Developing our policy position on the role of business rates in funding local government.

Leading our oversight of the implementation of the current Spending Review settlement and in-year spending process.
The role provides exposure to Treasury ministers and senior colleagues across the department, who take a strong interest in the area. This is an exciting opportunity to influence the government's longer-term reform agenda, owning key relationships with colleagues in DLUHC and across the Treasury.They are proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities they serve. They embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. They welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status.Some of the Benefits our people love!
25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the King’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month

Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)

Generous parental and adoption leave packages

Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.

Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances

A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)
For more information about the role, salary, benefits and how to apply please follow the “Apply” link.Their recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT Recruitment Team.If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.

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