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Principal Adviser – Access and Inclusion
(GLA 19) Grade 9 (£49,405)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA877
Contract type: Full Time, Fixed term until February 2021
Closing date: Sunday 23 February 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Salary: £ 49,405 per annum
Grade: 9

Do you have a passion for improving access and inclusion in London?

If so, the GLA’s London Plan Team has a fantastic opportunity for you to cover the secondment of our Principal Advisor for Access and Inclusion.  You will take a lead role in ensuring London grows in the most accessible and inclusive way possible.

The role sits within the London Plan team and you will be joining the team at a crucial time in implementing the new London Plan. The main policies you will be responsible for are policies D5 Inclusive design, D7 Accessible housing, H12 Supported and specialist accommodation, H13 Specialist older person housing and S6 Public toilets, but you will also be involved in other policies. Opportunities may also arise to work on a broader range of planning topics in addition to the access and inclusion portfolio.

You will play a key role in supporting colleagues in undertaking equalities impact assessments and thus will need a thorough understanding of the Public Sector Equality Duty. In addition to policy work, the successful candidate will also provide advice on the range of planning applications referable to the Mayor as well as being involved in the development of Opportunity Area Frameworks.

You will be expected to present reports to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor directly, so you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills.  You’ll need to have a track record of achievement in a comparable role and have highly effective technical, inter-personal and management skills and be committed to building successful relationships with a broad range of officers and stakeholders.

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.


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 and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA877


Application closing date:  Sunday 23 February at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Wednesday 11 March 2020


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.