Westco Academy training course How local government works

How Local Government Works 

with Westco Executive Director of Communications, Simon Jones

Thu 23 May 2024
9.30am - 12.30pm
£95 + VAT
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It's during these "unprecedented times" that we get to appreciate the important role that public service communications play. 

When circumstances are continually evolving around us, the delivery and translation of government policy to ensure that the right people at the right time receive the right information is critical.

If you've ever wanted a better understanding of how your work in public sector communications fits into the machinery of government and the communication skill that can deliver better outcomes, join us for a not-to-be-missed deep-dive into local government.

Course Takeaways:  

  1. What your colleagues do
  2. How local government is structured and how that may change
  3. The responsibilities of local government and the powers they use to impact people's daily lives
  4. How local government is funded and where the money goes
  5. How politics impacts the work of local authorities
  6. The communication skills needed to effectively deliver public services information.

This course is for:

All public service communicators, including communications officers, research analysts, administrative officers, executive assistants, cabinet support staff, and governance and policy officers.

About the trainer: 

Simon has origins as an editor and journalist for national newspapers in the UK and has spent the last 14 years working at the Director level in communications, policies and strategy - four of which were as he Chair of LGcomms, the professional development body for local government communicators. Now Simon is the Executive Director of Communications at Westco.


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