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Principal Policy Officer (Infrastructure)
(GLA 19) Grade 10 (£54,898)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA067
Contract type: Fixed term or secondment opportunity to February 2023 (maternity cover)
Closing date: Sunday 24 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: w/c 22 November 2021
Salary: £54,898 per annum
Grade: 10

Do you have strong policy and project management skills as well as an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders to progress change? Are you passionate about London’s built environment, particularly the ‘bones’ that underpin it? If so, the GLA’s Infrastructure Team wants to hear from you. 

In this role, you would lead on a wide range of initiatives progressing the Mayor of London’s infrastructure agenda; which includes a renewed focus on ensuring the resilience of London’s infrastructure systems and promoting decarbonisation in the sector to achieve the Mayor’s aim for London to be a net zero carbon city by 2030, as well as supporting greater equality, diversity and inclusion within the utilities sector. 

You will manage a small, flexible team tackling policy initiatives. Because you will sit alongside the Infrastructure Coordination Service—which delivers pilot projects on the ground across London—you will be able to see your work in practice. You will collaborate with the Service to open doors for improved delivery, and to translate real-world learnings back into the GLA’s policy programmes, all in partnership with boroughs, utilities and developers. 

The wider team you will join is high-performing, ambitious and fast paced. It benefits from strong working relationships across the GLA and is a key player in the wider sector through the Mayor’s Infrastructure Group – a group for which you will provide secretariat support.  

Key outputs of the team in recent years have included developing London’s first infrastructure plan, leading on the pioneering London Infrastructure Mapping Application, and establishing the Infrastructure Coordination Service, a major new intervention led by the Mayor designed to support planning and delivery of London’s infrastructure. These outputs all resulted from initial policy ideas, reflective of the potential change you can influence in this role. 

To meet the requirements of the role you will need to be well organised and have demonstrated experience developing policy, managing projects and be able to manage a small team. You will also have strong research, problem solving and analytical skills, an ability to communicate effectively, and be comfortable working with a diverse range of people.  

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds. You may have studied or have work experience in areas such as public policy, economics, town planning, engineering or other related areas. The key in your application is to demonstrate how your experience and skills are relevant and/or transferrable to the position. 


Please ensure your Supporting Statement clearly addresses all of the Personal Specification Criteria (Technical requirements and behavioural competencies). 

The start date for this position is likely to be February 2022. 


At present GLA staff are working largely from home, with office space available at our offices based at Union Street. This role will be flexibly split between Union Street and working from home, with the expectation that staff are in the office 2-3 days per week. While the Mayor has announced that City Hall will be relocating from More London (London Bridge) to the Crystal Building in the Royal Docks, this role will remain based at Union Street, although occasional travel to the Crystal may be required. 


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
 and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role, please contact 

 or the recruitment process then please email on glarecruitment@engageats.co.uk quoting reference GLA067. 

Application closing date:
 Sunday 24 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT  

Interviews will take place: week commencing 22 November 2021 


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 to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.