Principal Business Engagement Officer - Mayors Contruction
(GLA) Grade 10 (£52,767)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: STAF975
Contract type: Fixed contract (2 years)
Closing date: Friday 25 May 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: To be confirmed
Salary: £52,767
Grade: 10

Under the banner of ‘Skills for Londoners’ the skills agenda is at the heart of the Mayor of London’s vision for London, ensuring both Londoners and London’s businesses have the skills they need to succeed. The role advertised is 2 year fixed term Principal Business Engagement Officer.

The Mayor made a manifesto commitment to establish a Construction Academy (
MCA) with the homebuilding industry to ensure more Londoners train in the skills they need to access construction sector vacancies on the capital’s housing construction sites. As part of this project, we are looking for someone to lead on engagement activity with construction businesses and will need to provide industry insight to help inform the strategic direction of the MCA.  This will require the ability to build and maintain effective and influential industry relationships across a wide range of key stakeholders including employers, developers, boroughs, providers at a local and regional level.


The successful candidate will use engagements with the sector to promote wider support offered to businesses by the Mayor. This post will therefore sit within the business and economic policy unit which is responsible for engaging with businesses, providing business support and promoting good employment practices.


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills, including an ability to build and manage influential and effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes. Additionally, we are looking for industry intelligence and evidence of using strategic insights to drive delivery of high profile, public facing or corporate projects. Knowledge of sector legislation and experience of working in or with the construction industry along with a strong understanding of UK skills policy and how this relates to the construction sector is also highly desirable. 


This is a Fixed-term or Secondment opportunity for 2 years until 2020.

Please click here to view a copy of 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 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 STAF975

Application closing date:
 Friday 25 May 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on: a date to be confirmed