Jobs in Local Government in the East of England

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Business Development, Communications and Marketing- Senior Manager

East of England Local Government Association


Salary: £50,998 to £56,692 dependent on experience


Working Hours: Flexible 5 days/37 hours per week

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic new member to join our highly performing team at East of England Local Government Association (EELGA).

Our role is to support local government deliver a broad and challenging agenda for the benefit of citizens and their communities across our region, by coordinating a strong presence and voice for our member authorities, and working with a wide range of national bodies and regional partners.

This role forms a key part of our senior management team, with a particular focus on our commercial and communications functions. The successful candidate will lead business development, communications and marketing and will have line management responsibilities. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate relevant experience in all three elements of this portfolio.

EELGA is based in Bury St Edmunds, offering flexible and remote working with some travel requirements across our region.  As part of our senior management team you will work closely with the Managing Director/ Director and two other senior managers to deliver first class support and services to our membership as set out in our business plan.

We are passionate about improving public services and you will be too.  In addition to a strong background in business development you will be a credible advocate, astute and agile with highly developed analytical capabilities and great organisational and leadership skills; the successful candidate will work alongside our 50 member councils and a wide range of stakeholders as a “trusted advisor” helping member councils and EELGA  identify and leverage further opportunities for development and transformation in this critical next phase of our work.

Please note, this post is politically restricted.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Cheryl Davenport  07770 281610


Michelle Kirk,   07801 244823


To apply please send a CV and supporting statement of not more than 4 sides of A4 in total and equalities monitoring form which can be downloaded below:


Your completed application should be emailed to

Jade can be contacted on 07850 544 800


The closing date for applications is 9am on 3 June 2020. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

Initial telephone interviews will take place between 4 June and 8 June.

A virtual assessment centre will take place between 10 and 11 June and final interviews will take place on 16 June.




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