Head of Committee and Member Services
(DNU/GLA) Grade 14 (£82,413)
Vacancy Description
Job reference: GLA934
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 02 July 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Friday 14 July 2017
Salary: £82,413 per annum
Grade: 14

The GLA is now recruiting for the position of Head of Committee and Member Services. This wide-ranging and challenging role leads in delivering excellent meeting, governance and Member-support functions within the GLA and across the wider GLA Group.

The Head of Committee and Member Services provides high quality committee services support for the London Assembly and its committees, boards established by the Mayor of London, the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority and its committees, the Transport for London Board and its committees, and the two Mayoral Development Corporations.

It essential you have proven experience of providing committee and member support within a local authority, government department or other political organisation.  You will need to have strong management, team leadership and interpersonal skills as the successful applicant will be directly responsible for a team of 23, including three senior managers. 

Depending on your experience and skills, the successful candidate may also be recommended to the Mayor of London and London Assembly for consideration in relation to the role of Monitoring Officer at the GLA. Whilst not an essential requirement for the core duties of the Head of Committee and Member Services role, applicants will be given the option of setting out their experience in the application form in relation to local authority codes of conduct, gifts and hospitality, interests and general probity issues.

This role is politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. 

Please click here to view the full Job Description and Person Specification.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Ed Williams on 020 7983 4207.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. 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, please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on 
glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA934

Application closing date:
  Sunday 02 July 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on
Friday 14 July 2017

All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please click the "Apply" button below.