Research Support Officer x 4 posts
Vacancy Description
Job reference: 3323, 2330, 2328 & 2322
Grade: 6
Salary: £32,163
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 18th March 2018
Interview Date: TBC

Discover and share data that will make London a better place to live.


We are recruiting for 3 vacancies in the London Assembly Labour Group to support busy Assembly Members.


Leonie Cooper represents Merton and Wandsworth Constituency and is seeking a full time, permanent RSO.


Unmesh Desai represents Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Newham and Tower Hamlets and is seeking a full-time, permanent RSO


Jennette Arnold represents Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest and is seeking a job share (3 and 2 days), permanent RSO. This post supporting is 2 days a week and will primarily focus on providing Jennette with pro-active public affairs support, including drafting press releases, newsletters and constituency reports to publication standard and will have responsibility for managing Jennette’s social media profile.


Please clearly indicate on your application which position(s) you are applying for.


Whether preparing for a meeting, submitting a question to London’s Mayor or tabling a motion, they will look to you for advice and information. Proactively anticipating and carefully considering their needs, you’ll have the answers at your fingertips. Looking into emerging trends and issues facing London, you’ll provide core research and policy briefings. You’ll manage their diary, correspondence and casework, and produce policy and constituency reports to publication standard. Working with the senior press officer, you will provide pro-active public affairs support. As first point of contact, you’ll represent professional views and interests to a wide range of people both within and external to the organisation.


With proven experience of providing direct support to influential, high profile people, you’re used to dealing with confidential and sensitive issues and documents within a pressurised environment. Excellent organisational, research, analytical and problem-solving skills will be crucial to your success. Collaborative and diplomatic, you’ll bring to the role a demonstrable flair for communicating and influencing both in person and in writing.


The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a unique form of strategic citywide government for London, made up of a directly elected Mayor and London Assembly. We’re focused on making London an outstanding world city with a safe and sustainable environment. Join our committed team, and help make London a better place for all its communities.


Please click here to view a copy of the job description and person specification


London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.


We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 


In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.


If you have a question about the role, please contact Sharon Edwards on 020 7983 4380.

If your query is about the recruitment process, please contact a member of the resourcing team on 020 7983 4884 or email glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting the job reference.


Application closing date:  Sunday 18th March 2018 at 23:59 GMT.


Interviews will take place at: City Hall on a date TBC

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.


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