Principal Advisor

Oxford, Oxfordshire
08 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Starting salary: £37,107 per annum

The post is graded PO4 – PO6 (SCP41 to 49) £37,107 to £44,697

Location: Oxford


APSE is a dynamic and fast-growing local authority association promoting excellence in the delivery of local services. APSE provides a range of services to member councils across the UK, including advice, research, consultancy, benchmarking and training.

The Role

A vacancy has arisen for a post of Principal Advisor based in Oxford. APSE is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual to bring a new range of skills to the existing team and fit within the current mix of portfolios.

The Principal Advisor will provide a broad range of advisory, research and information services to APSE committees and member authorities, as well as having responsibility for coordinating and developing regional membership. The post holder will also take responsibility for managing the existing support team based in Oxford.

Ideally, you’ll currently be working within a local authority or other body engaged in one of the following areas: housing, highways, environment, facilities management, leisure on an operational or policy basis. Alternatively, you will have wide ranging local government experience of corporate strategy and be able to interpret and develop policy initiatives.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self motivated and charismatic champion for APSE and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to front line public services as well as the ability to network with colleagues and local government peers. The ability to present information clearly, orally and in writing, is also essential. All applicants should be educated to graduate level or have equivalent experience.

The post is based in Oxford; the salary scale reflects the requirement for some out of hours working and a significant amount of travelling throughout the United Kingdom.

APSE is an Investors in People Employer and is fully committed to training and developing its staff

The application pack can be downloaded here

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 4pm Tuesday 26 February 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 4 March 2019 but this will be confirmed if you are selected for interview

APSE are unable to accept CV's, applicants should complete and return the application form matching themselves to the person specification.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mo Baines on 0161 772 1810 or email