Research Support Officer x 2 posts.
(GLA 19) Grade 6 (£33,956)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA2333/35
Contract type: One Fixed Term Contract (until 15 May 2020) and one maternity cover (until 12 October 2020)
Closing date: Sunday 13 October at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Friday 1 November 2019
Salary: £33,946 per annum (pro rata)
Grade: 6

Discover and share data that will make London a better place to live.


The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a unique form of strategic citywide government for London, made up of a directly elected Mayor and London Assembly. We’re focused on making London an outstanding world city with a safe and sustainable environment. Join our committed team, and help make London a better place for all its communities.


We are recruiting for 2 vacancies in the London Assembly Labour Group to support busy Assembly Members.


Unmesh Desai (fixed term until May) represents City & East Constituency covering Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and City of London and he is seeking a full time Research Support Officer.


Florence Eshalomi (maternity cover) represents Lambeth & Southwark Constituency and she is seeking a full time Research Support Officer to cover for maternity leave.


Whether preparing for a meeting, submitting a question to London’s Mayor or tabling a motion, they will look to you for advice and information. Proactively anticipating and carefully considering their needs, you’ll have the answers at your fingertips. Looking into emerging trends and issues facing London, you’ll provide core research and policy briefings. You’ll manage their diary, correspondence and casework, and produce constituency reports to publication standard. Working with the senior press officer, you will provide pro-active public affairs support. As first point of contact, you’ll represent professional views and interests to a wide range of people both within and external to the organisation.


With proven experience of providing direct support to influential, high profile people, you’re used to dealing with confidential and sensitive issues and documents within a pressurised environment. Excellent organisational, research, analytical and problem-solving skills will be crucial to your success. Collaborative and diplomatic, you’ll bring to the role a demonstrable flair for communicating and influencing both in person and in writing.



Please clearly indicate on your application which position(s) you are applying for.


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, please contact Sharon Edwards on 020 7983 4380.

If your query is about the recruitment process, please contact a member of the resourcing team on quoting the job reference/quoting reference GLA2333/35


Application closing date: Sunday 13 October at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Friday 1 November 2019