Assistant Scrutiny Manager x 2
(DNU/GLA) Grade 7 (£37,967)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA1898
Contract type: Fixed Term
Closing date: Sunday 03 September 2017 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: week commencing 18 September 2017
Salary: £37,967 per annum (pro rata)
Grade: 7

Analyse the issues that matter to Londoners 

We are looking for two talented individuals to support the work of high profile London Assembly Committees. We have a two year post to work on the Police and Crime Committee and a one year post to support the work of the Economy or Transport Committee.

We are looking primarily for people with excellent research, analysis and drafting skills. Experience of pulling together quantitative and qualitative material is essential, to support the committee manager and Elected Members in their investigations. You will also need strong political awareness and the ability to reach out to both professional and public audiences to secure their input to our work.

Candidates do not need in-depth knowledge of specific policy areas, but a broad understanding of the issues affecting London, or an interest or background in policing or transport or the London economy would help you hit the ground running. We are looking for motivated people with a passion for London and an enthusiasm for problem solving.

You will benefit from being part of a multi-disciplinary team helping to investigate issues and shape relevant and topical outputs with a quick turnaround. You will also lead on your own projects (recent investigations have included knife crime, the night-time economy, and apprenticeships) and gain experience of working with senior politicians from different political parties. All of this is in the context of an enthusiastic and stimulating team environment where we have a clear focus on delivering excellent services and are committed to personal development.

Fixed term contract or secondment opportunities  (until September 2018 and 2 years)

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


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.  We would also consider a reduced hour arrangement, the minium requirement would ideally be 32 hours per week (flexibility on days).

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 GLA1898

Application closing date:  Sunday 03 September 2017 at 23.59 GMT 
Interviews will take place at:  City Hall, week commencing 18 September 2017