Looking for a small number of highly qualified part-time non-contracted Associates

Supporting excellence in local government

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) at the University of Birmingham is the leading academic centre for research and teaching on democratic local governance and strategic public management. We aim to enrich the world of local public service with new ideas and make a positive difference by:

  • Inspiring local leadership
  • Promoting innovation
  • Researching and learning
  • Supporting and challenging practice

We are looking for a small number of highly qualified part-time non-contracted Associates, to support our work with UK local government and the wider public sector. Daily fee rates will be negotiated with individual Associates, depending on levels of skills and experience.

We offer;

  • The opportunity to work as part of a team with INLOGOV staff and Associates delivering a wide range of projects.
  • Membership of the INLOGOV Network providing access to seminars and regular networking opportunities


o   Essential

Deep understanding and experience of local government
Understanding of the wider public service landscape
Facilitation skills
Excellent writing skills
Experience of developing and delivering training
Educated to degree level

o   Desirable

Coaching qualification
Academic experience
Postgraduate degree

o   Additional specialist skills and knowledge

Police and criminal justice system
Working with children and families
Working with vulnerable adults
Working with older people
Equalities and diversity
Performance management
Local government finance
Social media

Please apply by letter and CV to:
Catherine Staite - Director