Principal Committee Manager
(DNU/GLA) Grade 9 (£46,556)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA2753
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 25 September 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Friday 6 October 2017
Salary: £46,556
Grade: 9

The GLA is looking to recruit a Principal Committee Manager to provide support to key London Assembly meetings and management of staff in the Assembly’s Secretariat.

You would be working in the team at City Hall which provides key clerking support to the London Assembly, Mayor of London, Transport for London, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, London Legacy Development Corporation and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation; it is a dynamic working environment with a great deal of scope for professional development.

You will need: a proven track record of successfully managing staff/teams and successfully managing formal committee meetings in a similar organisation; the ability to interpret and apply legislation; awareness of and an interest in current affairs; high-level communication and writing skills; excellent organisational skills; the ability to consistently meet demanding deadlines in a pressurised environment; and the ability to work effectively in a complex, political and high-profile organisation.

An understanding of how local authority meetings work and the role of scrutiny in a local authority setting would be advantageous. You must also be able to manage the interface between officers and elected representatives with tact and diplomacy, and have a firm grasp of the use and application of IT systems, ideally including committee management software.

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 30 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 GLA2753


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


Application closing date
: Monday 25 September 2017 at 23:59 GMT


Interviews will take place on: Friday 6 October 2017

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