Scrutiny Manager
(GLA) Grade 9 (£47,487)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: GLA440
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Salary: £46,556 per annum
Grade: 9

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. You will lead a small project team to support the work of one of the Assembly’s committees, investigating some of the key challenges facing London and examining the Mayor’s policies to address them. Affordable housing, air pollution, transport, policing and health are just some of the issues we cover.

You will be responsible for leading a project team of research, committee and communications specialists and it will be your job to motivate and lead them. You will be supported by an experienced senior manager to help you get the best out of your team and to develop your own skills. We are not expecting you to have in-depth subject knowledge, but it’s important you are interested in public policy and are able to pick up new topics quickly.

We are looking for someone with excellent research and analysis skills plus the ability to create high quality written outputs. You will need to identify and gather evidence from a range of sources, produce robust analysis and provide credible recommendations for action. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders inside and outside City Hall – including senior elected politicians. So, if you like creative thinking, stakeholder engagement and have strong drafting skills, this job could be perfect for you.

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Please click here for 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. Applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates will be particularly welcomed as they are currently under-represented in this area of our organisation.

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 GLA440.


Application closing date:            Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at:      City Hall on a date to be confirmed

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