Community Engagement Officer
(GLA) Grade 7 (£39,501)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLARD016
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 9th June 2019 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: To be Confirmed
Salary: £39,501 per annum
Location of Role: The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock
Grade: 7

With thousands of new homes and jobs in the pipeline, local residents and businesses are at the heart of all our plans. Join us to develop what we believe is one of the most forward-thinking approaches to marketing, communications and engagement in the industry. You’ll work collaboratively with local people and businesses, develop innovative ways to spread the word and share the stories that the Royal Docks has to tell. You’ll also help us to attract interest and visitors to this exciting part of London.

The opportunity

We’re putting local residents and businesses at the heart of all our plans – you’ll make sure they are active participants and beneficiaries of the area’s transformation.  Working closely with the Royal Docks Community Relations Manager and wider partners, you’ll help to design, deliver and co-ordinate an ambitious programme of consultation and engagement activity. It starts with research and intelligence to find out what matters to our diverse local communities, including those that are harder to reach. You’ll then work in collaboration to deliver a joined-up programme of engagement activity.

The person

You’re committed to ensuring communities have a real voice in policy and programme development and delivery. To succeed, you’ll need a successful track-record of developing, delivering and evaluating community engagement activities in a political environment.  This will be built on an understanding of London’s diverse communities and knowledge of best practice. Skills in relationship building, networking and communication are at the heart of this role.


Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter. It is important you provide evidence of your skills, knowledge and experience and information outlined in the person specification for the role. Short listing will be carried out on the information on your CV and covering letter.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

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 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 GLARD016


Application closing date:  Sunday 9th June 2019
Interviews will take place at: The Crystal,
Royal Victoria Dock