Project Officer (Scrutiny & Investigation)
(GLA) Grade 5 (£30,461)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: GLA2399
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Salary: £30,461 per annum
Grade: 5

Opportunities to join the London Assembly as a Project Officer

Looking for a new challenge? Interested in research and policy analysis? We are currently looking for a project officer to join our busy team working with Assembly Members to hold the Mayor to account. The work is varied and interesting and you will play a part in helping to govern the best city in the world.

The Assembly holds the Mayor of London to account, on behalf of all Londoners, for his £16 billion annual budget by publicly examining his policies and programmes, and making recommendations for improvements. Its 25 elected Assembly Members are champions for London. They review and investigate issues that affect everyday life, working to improve the running of the city in areas such as policing, transport, housing and planning, the economy, health and the environment.

Working as a project officer will involve undertaking tasks to help run the investigations of our policy committees.
You will be involved with a range of different projects across different subject areas. You will lead on engaging with our many stakeholders and provide the key administrative support that helps our investigations run smoothly. You will be involved with a wide range of tasks such as doing the background research for an investigation, arranging a roundtable with community representatives, organising a site visit to a special school, or producing a presentation on LGBT+ health and wellbeing. The post also includes support to the Assistant Director, Scrutiny & Investigation.

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, who can communicate effectively with colleagues at different levels of seniority. You will be comfortable producing research summaries and analysing basic data. You will need excellent organisation and planning skills to juggle a busy workload. We don’t expect candidates to have in-depth knowledge of specific policy areas, but we are looking for motivated people with a passion for London and an enthusiasm for learning.

Our team has a strong track record of career development and support to help you grow.

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

Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification.

This role is based at City Hall.

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 have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA2399.


Application closing date:            Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at:      City Hall on a date to be confirmed.


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