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Project Officer - Child Obesity Taskforce
(GLA) Grade 7 (£38,726)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA3729
Contract type: 2-year fixed term or secondment Opportunity
Closing date: Sunday 26 August 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Salary: £38,726 per annum
Grade: 7

The Mayor of London is setting up London’s new Child Obesity Taskforce which is looking to get to grips with the child obesity epidemic in London, specifically the ever-increasing inequality that exists between children from the least and most deprived parts of the city. If the Taskforce is going to have impact and achieve its aims it will need a high-functioning and well-organised Secretariat to ensure it delivers for London.

The role of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce (LCOTF) Secretariat Officer is to ensure the effective running and administration of the Taskforce Secretariat. The Secretariat Officer will oversee all administrative and logistical arrangements for the Taskforce, working closely with the Mayor of London, Public Health England, the Association of Directors of Public Health, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and the Guys and St Thomas Charity to deliver immediate and longer term strategic objectives and ensure the maximum impact and outcomes from the LCOTF.

This is a wide and varied role although key responsibilities for this role include administrative duties, supporting the Chair, Vice Chair and members of the Taskforce with meetings, event organising, partnership working with key internal and external stakeholders and project management particularly in the development and delivery of the Action Plan for the Taskforce.

If you are interested in applying, please read the Job description and Person Specification

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 would like to discuss the position informally, please contact Matt Creamer on 020 7084 2525 or email

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 GLA3729

Application closing date: Sunday 26 August 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Wednesday 12 September 2018