Senior Policy Officer Housing x 3 - Mayor of London

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  • Salary: £49,405 per annum
  • Grade: 9
  • Contract type: 1 x Permanent, 2 x Fixed Term Contracts until January 2022 and April 2022
  • Reference: GLA3784
  • Interview date: To be confirmed
  • Application closing date: Sunday 18 July 2021 at 23:59 GMT

We are looking for three people to join the Greater London Authority’s Housing Policy Team and help tackle London’s housing crisis by delivering the Mayor’s priorities.

1 x Permanent position, 2 x Fixed Term Contracts until January 2022 and April 2022

These roles will tackle a variety of housing issues. You’ll become an expert in your policy area and the solutions needed for London’s housing crisis to support senior colleagues across the Housing and Land directorate and the Mayor’s Office. You will be responsible for proactively managing both policy development and implementation, negotiating the trade-offs and complexities inherent in housing policy. You will draw on an ability to build and manage effective working relationships, as the role requires engagement with senior politicians, London boroughs, housing associations, central government departments, and community and voluntary sector groups. You will work in coordination with other GLA policy and delivery teams covering planning, regeneration, infrastructure, social policy and economic development.

We particularly welcome candidates who have a background in housing policy and hope that you’ll want to use these skills to help the mayor tackle one of London’s greatest challenges. We also welcome applications from people with the aptitude to learn and who can bring diverse skills and experience to tackle London’s housing crisis. The roles and the team support professional development, and the three previous post-holders have progressed to promotions within the GLA.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects this. We know that we have more work to do to ensure our team better reflects the diversity of the people we serve, so we are especially keen to hear from applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds.

If you have a questions about the role please contact Alexis Harris via email on

Our Competency Framework 

The GLA uses competency-based selection, which means we want to hear how your skills and experience compare to a set of defined criteria. These are set out in the ‘Person specification’ and 'Behavioural competencies' section of the job descriptions. In your application you should use examples from your experience (whether in work, education or elsewhere) to demonstrate your abilities under each criterion. Each example should explain the situation you faced, what you did and what the result was.

Applicants who are unsure if they meet the requirements of the role or who would like more information on competency-based recruitment are encouraged to get in touch to discuss their suitability.

You can view the GLA’s full Competency Framework here

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.

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 GLA3784

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