Senior Policy Officer
(GLA) Grade 9 (£47,487)
Vacancy Description
Job reference numbers: GLA0347
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 18 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Thursday 1 March & Friday 2 March 2018
Salary: £47,487 per annum
Grade: 9

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated person to join the GLA’s Housing Policy Team and help deliver the Mayor’s housing priorities. We need someone who can work with the Mayor’s team, colleagues in the GLA and a range of stakeholders to develop coherent and effective housing policy that will address London’s housing challenges in line with the Mayor’s objectives.


You will be skilled in building effective working relationships with everyone from senior politicians to members of the public, and able to provide high quality, impartial, and solution-focused advice to senior decision makers. The role involves close working with a range of stakeholders, including London boroughs, housing associations, central government departments, GLA functional bodies, interest groups and many other organisations.

You will be responsible for proactively managing a portfolio of policy development and delivery projects. You will understand the trade-offs and complexities inherent in housing policy, and also have a good understanding of related areas of policy such as planning, regeneration, transport, social policy and economic development.

You will have highly developed analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and you will be an excellent communicator. In particular, your written English will be of a consistent and very high quality, and you will have the ability to apply yourself to tasks involving data analysis and research. You will also need good negotiation skills and the ability to work successfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

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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 or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA0347.


Application closing date: Sunday 18 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place on: Thursday 1 March & Friday 2 March 2018