Policy and Projects Officer (Equality and Fairness)
(GLA) Grade 7 (£39,501)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA3470
Contract type: Fixed term contract until January 2021
Closing date: Sunday 15 September 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Salary: £39,501 per annum
Grade: 7

Would you like to play a part in making London a fairer place? Would you like to help the Mayor make sure that all Londoners are able to take advantage of what our city has to offer? Are you excited by the prospect of getting to grips with evidence and policy developments on knotty social issues?

The GLA’s Communities and Social Policy Unit is recruiting a Policy and Projects Officer to work in its Equality and Fairness team. The team is delivering a programme of work on poverty and supporting low-income Londoners, as well as implementing the Mayor’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

We are looking for someone to help ensure our policy making and project delivery is informed by a thorough understanding of the nature of poverty and inequality in London, and that it responds to – and shapes – the latest policy developments. You will have knowledge of and experience of working on social policy issues; the ability to communicate complex and sensitive issues clearly and concisely; the ability to brief decision makers; and experience of working with both quantitative and qualitative information.

As well as those with specific experience of working on policy issues relating to poverty and economic fairness, we are particularly keen to encourage applications from candidates with expertise on gender equality or experience of working with stakeholders representing specific equalities groups.

You will work closely with the GLA’s Intelligence Unit, the other teams in the Communities and Social Policy Unit and teams across the GLA.


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 GLA3470.


Application closing date:                 Sunday 15 September 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at:           City Hall on Thursday 3 October 2019


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