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Senior Project Coordinator - Major Ceremonials
(GLA 19) Grade 7 (£40,291)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA4434
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 24 May 2020
Interview date: TBC
Salary: £40,291 per annum
Grade: 7

We are looking for someone who is organised and driven, able to work across multiple work strands, deliver high quality programme support and resolve issues quickly and effectively in a friendly and professional manner.  The candidate will need to work well under pressure and be able to provide high quality briefings and written documents to senior members of staff and stakeholders.  The candidate should have an interest in major events, their operations and delivery as well as a keen eye for detail.   

The City Operations Unit are responsible for the GLA’s strategic role in planning, advising and management of high impact events across the city where there is likely to be significant impact to business as usual, the transport network, public order and/or other major disruption to the capital. The City Operations Unit provides a 24-hour duty function for the GLA ensuring that information is received and disseminated in as close to real time as possible. The Unit is also responsible for leading the pan-London coordination for major ceremonial events in the Capital.

This role will work in the major ceremonial events area of the City Operations Team and will be have two main streams of work.  Firstly, to directly support internal teams with their plans for the Mayor of London’s response to ceremonial events, and secondly support external multi- agency planning and delivery that contributes to the pan-London coordination plan for ceremonial events.  

The role has a large focus on stakeholder engagement with both the internal Senior Leadership Team and some of London’s key partner agencies to ensure transparency in the planning and delivery of ceremonial events.  This is a unique opportunity to be a part of some of London’s largest and historical ceremonial events.       

This role is particularly suited to someone who wants to advance their career in programme/ project management, stakeholder management and engagement. 

The candidate will need to fulfil both a planning and operational delivery role when events take place, which will include some overnight and weekend work so a flexible approach would be required.    

Overall, this job offers an excellent combination of planning, operational delivery and policy work exposing the candidate to the full range of London’s city operations.  Working at the centre of city operations you will gain a unique insight into the GLA’s response to incidents and major events, as well as the opportunity to acquire new skills.


This role will be based at City Hall 

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 GLA4434


Application closing date: Sunday 24 May 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place: TBC