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COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
£49,579 - £51,918 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description

COSLA is the voice of local government in Scotland.  As a councillor-led, cross-party organisation we champion councils’ vital work to secure the resources and powers they need. We work on councils' behalf to focus on the challenges and opportunities they face, and to engage positively with governments and others on policy, funding and legislation.

Our Local Government Finance Team is looking to recruit an experienced policy manager who is passionate about local government and can bring a thorough understanding of the local government funding environment, as well as analytical and policy development skills. 

The Local Government Finance Team sits at the heart of COSLA’s work, striving to ensure Councils receive fair funding for the essential services they deliver every day.  This is an exciting role where the right candidate will have an excellent understanding of policy development which they can apply confidently in a finance setting. 

You will have a key role in ensuring that Local Government is represented robustly and with authority in financial negotiations and discussions with both Scottish Government and Parliament.  You will collaborate daily with policy teams across COSLA to ensure emerging policies are deliverable, appropriately costed and funded, and work very closely with professional advisers, such as local authority Directors of Finance and Chief Executives, to identify potential and current pressures and to provide a range of advice, options and recommendations to elected members on resource issues.

Experience of working in a corporate finance business partnering role within a Council is desirable, as is an accountancy qualification or relevant equivalent experience. 

The vacancy is being filled on a permanent basis.

This post is based in our office in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End, but all employees are currently working from home due to Covid-19 for which equipment will be provided. 

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 05 July 2021 and interviews are expected to take place on 14 and 15 July.

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