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What can I expect to earn?

It helps to be flexible with how much you are willing to earn. With the current budget restrictions, APSE would expect interim managers to earn between £200 - £500 a day.

Expenses policy

APSE asks interim managers to exercise restraint when booking hotels and transport. APSE believes in transparency to the client, and we ask you to estimate what your expenses would be before an assignment. This information will be passed on to the client Council.

What do I need to have in place?

Before starting an assignment we will ask for proof of your professional indemnity insurance and for you to sign up to the associate agreement. The associate agreement explains APSE’s values and what we expect you to adhere to as an APSE interim manager.

When you first apply to be on our database we will ask you for two recent references, so please have two referees, preferably local authority contacts, ready to give us.

What skills do I need?

You need to have demonstrable experience in local government and good management skills as you will be expected to fit into the service team. You also need to be adaptable to be able to work in new environments quickly with minimal supervision.

Where could I be placed?

APSE is a membership organisation, with member Councils all-round the UK. Currently we have interim managers working in local authorities right across the length and breadth of the UK.

Ideally you should be happy to travel and work anywhere – and this is a major consideration when deciding if interim management is right for you.


Depending on the assignment you could be asked to work 1 to 5 days a week. It is important to remain flexible. Before deciding to go for an assignment you need to ask yourself if you can commit to it. Duration of assignment varies, but it is often between 3-6 months. Normally you invoice APSE on a monthly basis and we invoice the client.


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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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