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Research Assistant
(2020) Grade 5 (£31,847)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA3456
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 24 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November 2021
Salary: £31,847 per annum
Grade: 5

What does London’s future look like? How do we create communities in which Londoners want to live, work and play? What will make London the best big city in the world?  


These are just some of the questions we’re working to answer in the Opinion Research team at City Hall. But we can’t do this alone – a dialogue with and understanding of Londoners is essential, and that’s where this job comes in. 


You will be working in the Opinion Research team, with external research agencies, opinion research colleagues and policy officers from across City Hall, to bring new insight from Londoners to develop policies and programmes that meet Londoners needs.  


We are experts at integrating research, data analysis and consultation into meaningful policy conversations, to meet the challenges that London faces such as recovery from the pandemic, the climate emergency, and social inequality. We use a range of tools: from traditional forms of consultation and social research, to innovative digital engagement. 


This role will develop a career in opinion research. You’ll need to be well-organised and pro-active, with a strong understanding of opinion research or public consultation, and project planning, and be willing to pitch-in across the team’s work areas. You will be working with external research agencies and internal policy officers to deliver industry leading insight on citizens’ opinions, perceptions and behaviours. You will be a confident communicator, with experience sourcing information, analysing data sets and drafting reports. 


Please ensure your Supporting Statement clearly addresses all of the Personal Specification Criteria (Technical requirements and behavioural competencies. 

Applicant Information Session 
We will be hosting an open virtual lunchtime session on Friday 15th October from 12:30-13:30 where potential applicants can find out more about the role and the work of the Opinion Research team, meet some of the current team, and ask us any questions you have. Please click here to view the Eventbrite page and to register for the event. Please note, this event is not mandatory – you can still apply to the role without attending.’ 



This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL) 

The GLA are adopting hybrid workingas part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office. 


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 a
re 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
 and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role
, please contact 
Yvette.smith@london.gov.uk or the recruitment process then please email on glarecruitment@engageats.co.uk quoting reference GLA3456. 


Application closing date:  Sunday 24 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT 
Interviews will take place:  Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November 2021 


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 to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.