Senior Education Policy and Data Officer
(GLA) Grade 9 (£47,487)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA2457
Contract type: Fixed term contract or Secondment until for October 2020
Closing Date: Sunday 23 September 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Salary: £48,437 per annum
Grade: 9

We are looking for a Senior Education Policy and Data Officer to join our busy education and youth team.  We’re passionate about improving the lives of young Londoners. This role is fixed term or secondment opportunity initially until the end of October 2020.


Every child in London should have the best possible chance for happiness and success. All young Londoners should benefit from a good school place, opportunities to thrive in safe and welcoming communities and a chance to have a say and contribute to London’s future. Our overarching aims are:


·         More children will be ready to thrive at school from the age of 5;

·         A good school place for all London’s children;

·         All children in the city will be doing better at school, and disadvantaged children will catch up with  their peers; and

·         More young people will be on track to leave school ready for adult life in a world city.


London schools are facing many changes and challenges and your policy development and project management skills will focus on the Mayor’s pledge for every child in London having the best possible chance for happiness and success.  You will lead policy and programme activity to develop new targeted activity to tackle education disadvantage and support disadvantaged children and young people.


You will need to work strategically across the GLA and with stakeholders to make the best use of data to support delivery of the Mayor’s priorities and programmes.  You will have responsibility for defining the role of the GLA in the development of a strategic approach to school places and school effectiveness in London.  You will provide professional support and leadership on data, evaluation, research and use of evidence across the team, department and our partners.


The ideal candidate will have strong numeracy and research skills including in statistical quality assurance; good analytical and negotiation skills; and a successful track record of education policy or research development and its evaluation in a complex political environment. Experience of analysing the Department for Education’s National Pupil Database, and other data sets from early years through to 16+, will be advantageous.


You will play a key role in shaping an engaging and compelling vision for how the Mayor will utilise the full range of his influencing, advocacy and convening powers to ensure more equitable and positive outcomes for all children and young people in London. This includes the Mayor’s school recognition (Schools for Success) programme, for schools achieving exceptionally well with low prior attaining pupils.


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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 these roles 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 GLA2457.

Application closing date:
  Sunday 23 September 2018
Interviews will take place at: Wednesday 3 October 2018 at City Hall

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Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.