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About research in local government

As the largest employer in England, local government provides a wealth of research and analytical career opportunities.

Local government is responsible for many essential services and a research career in this sector is an opportunity for you to contribute to the wellbeing and development of local communities. High quality research skills are key to councils because the ability to gather evidence and apply analysis is fundamental to success.

The brochure below provides further information:

This LGA report shows that researchers working in and with local authorities require a broad knowledge of research methods and a good understanding of local government.