New Opportunities


& Commissioners

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Could you help turn a council around?

Councils are at the heart of our democracy, supporting the communities who depend on them and ensuring the delivery of essential services. 

The vast majority of councils are well-run and deliver value for money for their residents. 

However, we know that some councils are falling short, for example by taking excessive risks without appropriate safeguards or governance and pursuing short term financial approaches that can lead to long-term problems. 

In some cases, Government has taken the decision to intervene to address serious failings. 

The Inspectors and Commissioners the Secretary of State appoints under the Local Government Act 1999 are essential partners in our endeavours to ensuring all councils are meeting their Best Value duty. They are the experts working on the ground to identify failure and turning these councils around for good. 

We want to hear from you if you can take on one of these roles over the next year.

If you have experience in public service delivery, the local government sector, in governance, financial management, commercial risk or leadership, then we would encourage you to apply. We welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and professions who can bring different experiences and perspectives to the role.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities