Join LocalGovDigital

LocalGov Digital is a network of members. Our purpose is to provide local government with a voice, improve standards in the delivery of digital services and provide opportunities to explore new ideas, learn and collaborate.

People join LocalGovDigital as individuals, not as organisations – and as many folk from one organisation can join as wants to!

We are pretty liberal about what constitutes a digital practitioner, but if you are wondering, the government digital, data and technology profession capability framework (opens in new tab) covers it pretty well.

Membership requests are collected using a Google Form.

Who can become a member

  • General membership of the Group shall be open to any person over 18 who works in or around local government and who is interested in helping the Group to achieve its aims, This includes any person:
    • directly employed by or a Member of a local authority, or another public sector organisation involved in local public service delivery;
    • employed by an organisation delivering services for public good with a clear social purpose, including housing associations, charities, and community and voluntary organisations;
    • working full time (or have a substantive role) in a local authority, public or 3rd sector organisation, via a private contracted service;
    • working as an individual, self-employed or contracted, in one or more local authorities, public or 3rd sector organisations.
  • Membership shall be available to anyone without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual preference, religion or belief.

Note: Individuals who work for suppliers of products and services to local authorities can also complete the membership form to register their interest in supporting the network. LocalGov digital is keen to involve our commercial friends in a conversation about how we can work togther to deliver better public services.

What your membership entitles you to

  • Every individual member shall have one vote at General Meetings.
  • All members may attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting and shall be eligible for election to the Steering Group
  • All members will have access to our Slack community
  • All members will have access to regional peer group events

Your membership responsibility

  • All members must agree to abide by our constitution and code of conduct
  • The membership of any member may be terminated for good reason by the Steering Group but the member has a right to be heard by the Steering Group before a final decision is made.
  • Our¬†disciplinary procedure

Membership fees

  • Membership is currently free
  • LocalGov Digital reserves the right to introduce a membership fee if voted for by the Steering Group

How often would I need to register?

  • Members will be required to reconfirm membership annually at the beginning of the municipal year.