Board Officers x 2 - London Assembly

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Salary: £41,096 per annum

Grade: 7

Contract type: Permanent and fixed term/secondment 

Reference: GLA3324

Interview date: To be confirmed

Application closing date: Thursday 01 July 2021 

Are you interested in a challenging and diverse governance role which delivers for Londoners?

Do you want to gain or build experience of working in a political environment while helping to deliver the Mayor of London’s priorities?  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced board officers to join our team. We provide secretariat support to the Mayor of London’s boards, committees and decision-making processes. Sitting in the wider Committee Services team that also provides secretariat support to the London Assembly, Transport for London and Mayoral Development Corporations, we work with stakeholders including senior officers, mayoral appointees and high-profile external board members.

No two days are the same in this fast-paced and high-pressure environment. The areas we work on are highly topical and often covered by the media. To thrive, you’ll need to be able to work quickly and independently across a range of issues. You’ll understand the big picture at the same time as seeing the small, vital details. You’ll also have excellent communication skills for your interactions with a range of senior stakeholders.

Board Officer – GLA Decisions Fixed term or secondment until September 2022 (maternity leave cover)  

Alongside supporting assigned boards and committees, this role focuses on administering the GLA’s decision-making process. You’ll work to ensure that all non-routine spend is properly detailed, reviewed and cleared through appropriate official and political channels. This role is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the governance and inner workings of a large public-sector organisation.  

Board Officer – Royal Docks Permanent  

In addition to supporting other assigned boards and committees, this role provides secretariat support for the bodies that oversee the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone in East London. This multi-million-pound programme will restore a thriving local economy and vibrant community asset, creating thousands of jobs and developing more than five million square feet of commercial space and homes. The role is an opportunity to work at the heart of the transformation of East London’s unique waterfront – where City Hall is relocating to in late 2021.

We are looking for people who are proactive and committed to quality and transparency. These roles will suit you if you:

  • are highly organised and have strong attention to detail;
  • can prioritise and deliver work in high-pressure situations;
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with and influence a range of stakeholders with tact and diplomacy;
  • have managed formal board and/or committee meetings and can demonstrate your ability to interpret, apply and advise on relevant legislation and governance best practice;
  • understand key policy and political issues affecting London, and the governance structures of London; and
  • have used and applied a range of IT systems, ideally including committee management software.

If this sounds like you, then we very much look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that this job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.  

The Mayor has announced that City Hall will be relocating from More London (London Bridge) to the Crystal Building in the Royal Docks. These roles will be based at The Crystal Building (from January 2022). Further information on the relocation announcement, can be found here.  

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. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates will be particularly welcomed, as people from BAME backgrounds are currently under-represented in this area of our organisation.  

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. 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.

The recruiting manager would be very happy to discuss any questions you have about this role. If you would like to speak to the recruiting manager or the HR team regarding any questions about the role or recruitment process, then please email glajobs@london.gov.uk providing your contact details and quoting reference GLA3324

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