Assistant Director, Communities and Social Policy
(GLA) Grade 14 (£83,237)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number:STAF1106
Contract type: Part time 22.2 hours per week - Fixed-term or secondment
Closing date: Monday 25 June 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: 5 & 6 July 2018
Salary: £83,237 per annum (pro rota)
Grade: 14

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior policy professional to join City Hall as Assistant Director for Communities and Social Policy. The Communities and Social Policy Unit covers a broad range of issues including social integration, equality, fairness, community engagement, and civil society. The post will involve jointly leading a team of 25 staff to deliver the Mayor’s strategies and priorities, and advising the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for this area. The team is working on a range of exciting programmes and policies, developing partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders, and has expanded significantly in the last year.


This is a part time (minimum 3 days per week) post, job-sharing with an existing post-holder, and is a fixed-term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 9 months. Ideally, the successful candidate will work Monday – Wednesday but there is flexibility around this.

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


Please address the criteria below when completing the application form

Technical Skills

  • Senior management experience leading a multi-disciplinary team providing analysis and advice across a range of policy issues in a complex political environment.
  • Track record of delivery in managing complex and politically sensitive projects or alternatively, similar breadth of experience in a complex business environment
  • Sound awareness, knowledge and understanding of current issues social policy and community engagement issues in London


Behavioural competences


Stakeholder Focus

…is consulting with, listening to and understanding the needs of those our work impacts and using this knowledge to shape what we do and manage others’ expectations

Strategic Thinking
…is using an understanding of the bigger picture to uncover potential challenges and opportunities for the long term and turning these into a compelling vision for action.          

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, and this role is a 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 any questions about the role please contact Sarah Mulley at  If you have any questions around the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference: STAF1106

Application closing date: Monday 25 June 2018 at 23:59 GMT 

Interview date: City Hall on 5/6 July 2018