Elected Officers and Representatives

Elected representatives in national government formulate and ratify legislation and government policy, act as elected representatives in Parliament, Regional Parliaments or Assemblies, and as representatives of the government and its executive. Elected officers in local government act as representatives in the local authority and participate in the formulation, ratification and implementation of local government policies.


New workers
£ 28,393
£ 64,446
£ 143,081

Available jobs

In the past year there were 12,258 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.

  • Advises on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations.

  • Recommends or reviews potential policy or legislative change, and offers advice and opinions on current policy.

  • Tables questions to ministers and introduces proposals for government action.

  • Holds positions on parliamentary or local government committees.

  • Participates in debates and votes on legislative and other matters.

  • Acts as a Party representative within the constituency.

  • Represents constituency within the legislature and advises and assists constituents on a variety of issues.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mental Health

  • Legal Hearings

  • Mental Health Act 1983

  • HVAC

  • Mental Health Act

  • Project Portfolio Management

  • Software Documentation

  • Solution Delivery

  • Appeals

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Influencing Skills

  • Advising

  • Customer Service

  • Ability To Meet Deadlines

  • Sales

  • Self-Motivation

  • Presentations

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.