Local government careers. Welcome to the local government careers presentation. This is an introductory slide and can be deleted before using the presentation.
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Welcome to the local government careers presentation. This is an introductory slide and can be deleted before using the presentation.
This document contains guidelines only and can be amended as required by individual councils to fit their own needs. It is intended to help council staff and teachers when giving local government careers presentations to young people.
The following 19 example slides provide a general overview of local government careers and give information from a national perspective. Where indicated in italics in the presentation slides or suggested in the notes pages, more relevant local information can be substituted or added.
It may not be necessary to use all the slides in one presentation – it will depend on the target audience as to which slides are selected for use on any one occasion.
Insert council web address here
Local government is a collective name for local councils/authorities e.g. Surrey County Council, Birmingham City Council etc.
Councils provide services to the public – what council services can you think of?What is local government?
Insert council name and logo here
There are 468 local councils in the UK councils/authorities e.g.
There are 8 types of council: county, district, metropolitan, London borough, English, Welsh & Scottish unitary, Northern Irish district
There are 11 000 town, parish & community councils
Councils spend over £70 billion per year
There are 21 000 democratically elected councillors
There are over 2 million employeesDid you know…?
Accountant councils/authorities e.g.
Sports Development Officer
Teacher and many more….What kind of jobs are there?
Around 600 different kinds of job including:
Particular skills may be required for certain
jobs, but councils may also look for: