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Principal Policy and Programme Officer (x2)
(GLA 19) Grade 10 (£54,898)
Vacancy Description
Job reference no: GLA3422 & GLA1534
Contract type: Permanent & 12-month Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)
Closing Date: Sunday 23 February 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: Week beginning 9 March
Salary: £54,898 per annum
Grade: 10


The GLA Environment Unit is recruiting two Principal Policy and Programme Officers; one permanent post and one 12-month fixed term post (maternity cover) in the Green Infrastructure team.

The London Environment Strategy sets out the ambition for London to be greener in the future than it is today.

We are seeking two talented individuals to help lead the environment team’s work on green infrastructure and the natural environment.

You will arrive at an exciting time as we take forward projects and policies to ensure green infrastructure is the at the centre of London’s response to a range of environmental and social challenges, including climate change, as well as ensuring Londoners have good access to high quality green space, rich in wildlife.  

Excellent analytical, organisational and influencing skills will be crucial as these roles  will involve developing and implementing policy, as well as designing and delivering a range of projects and initiatives including those related to trees, parks and green spaces. 

The roles require a good understanding of green infrastructure and the natural environment as well as ability to successfully communicate and advocate change. You will be required to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders from across the social, environmental and business sectors. Both roles will involve line managing small teams  overseeing a fast-paced programme of work.  Experience in environmental planning would also be an advantageous.

This is a rare opportunity to play a leading role in making a difference to the lives of Londoners as well as future generations.

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 these roles are 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 roles or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA3422 & GLA1534.


Application closing date:  Sunday 23 February 2020 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on week commencing of 9 March 2020


Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.