Senior Policy Adviser - Scrutiny Team, London Assembly
(GLA) Grade 10 (£53,822)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: GLA-SPA(S)
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: 13 June 2019
Salary: £53,822 per annum (‘pro rata’ where applicable)
Grade: 10
 
Details

Are you interested in working with Assembly Members from across the political spectrum to hold the Mayor to account and investigate issues of importance to Londoners?

The London Assembly is looking for a talented individual to join its dynamic and highly-regarded scrutiny team, where you will be investigating some of the key challenges facing London and examining the Mayor’s policies to address them.  

We are looking for someone with excellent research, analysis and project management skills, the ability to create high quality written outputs, as well as experience working in a political environment or with politicians.

On a day to day basis, you will be liaising with politicians and their teams, gathering and analysing evidence from a range of sources, developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, and formulating credible recommendations for action. You will also be responsible for managing project teams for your policy areas, and ensuring that we deliver innovative, robust and high-quality work.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside City Hall – including senior elected politicians. If you enjoy creative thinking, working in a fast-paced, political environment, and have strong research and drafting skills, this job could be perfect for you.

Please indicate in your application which of the following roles you are applying for.

Senior Policy Adviser – Housing, Planning and Regeneration (Job share)

Experience working in and knowledge of at least one of the following policy areas – housing, planning, regeneration – is essential.

Please note that this role is a job share, and we are looking for a candidate who can work 3 days a week (22.2 hours).

Senior Policy Adviser – Police and Crime, Fire Resilience and Emergency Planning (Job share)

Experience working in and knowledge of at least one of the following policy areas – police and crime or fire, resilience and emergency planning – is essential.

Please note that this role is a job share, and we are looking for a candidate who can work 3 days a week (22.2 hours).

Senior Policy Adviser – Budget and Performance and Oversight

Experience working in and knowledge of working on projects involving financial analysis and/or examining the performance of government/public sector organisations, is essential.

This is a full-time role. However, 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. 

Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification.

These roles are ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

This role is 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.

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 GLA-SPA(S).

Application closing date:            Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at:      City Hall on the 13 June 2019.

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