Working at the LGA

Benefits and working for the LGA

The Local Government Association aims to create a working environment in which the resources of a highly experienced, well motivated workforce are marshalled to promote better local government.


If you are directly employed by the LGA (i.e. not on secondment) salaries will be paid monthly (on or around the 12th day of the month) by means of credit transfer into your bank account.

Secondments to the LGA

If you are seconded to the LGA, you will remain an employee of your current organisation for the duration of the secondment and your annual leave entitlement will remain the same.

If applying for a secondment opportunity, please ensure that you have the permission of your current employer before submitting your application and provide them with the following guidance.

Information to share with your employer if you are interested in applying for an LGA secondment opportunity: Your salary will be paid against the LGA pay scales. If you are currently earning more than the maximum point in the salary range, you should obtain support from your existing employer that they are prepared to pay the difference between the salary for the post and your existing salary whilst seconded to the LGA. Your organisation will remain responsible for paying your salary, plus employers on costs and will invoice the LGA on a monthly basis.


18 Smith Square is based in the heart of Westminster and provides an influential position and a prestigious single base for local government. In the centre of the square is St John’s Church and Concert Hall, and just around the corner the building is a close walk to shops and amenities.

Our building is located nearest to Westminster, Pimlico, Vauxhall and St James’s Park Underground stations, as well as Victoria, Vauxhall and Charing Cross railway stations. They are all a short 10-20 minutes’ walk away.

There are various bus routes in close proximity to the building, as well as two public car parks nearby if you prefer to drive (Abingdon Street Car Park, Horseferry Road Car Park).

Equal Opportunities

The LGA is committed to providing equal opportunities for existing and potential members of staff. It is a condition of employment that all members of staff comply with the equality and diversity policy, further information can be found on our equality and diversity page.