Deputy Head of Office - London Assembly - Conservatives

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  • Salary: £44,388 per annum
  • Grade: 8
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Reference: GLA3221
  • Interview date: Week commencing 25 October 2021
  • Application closing date: Sunday 10 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT

This is a unique chance to become the Deputy Head of Office for the GLA Conservative Members of the London Assembly.

Working closely with the Head of Office, you will be responsible for managing the provision of research support and the related staffing team for the Members of the Group, as well as conducting key research yourself. Central to your work will be coordinating research for Mayor’s Question Time and Assembly Plenary meetings and overseeing the Group’s policy report programme.

You will need significant experience of successful working in a similar role within a political, policy or comparable high-profile environment, including resolving complex issues effectively.

A thorough understanding of current policy issues affecting London is required, together with an understanding of the legislative framework in which the GLA works, together with evidence of an ability to lead and motivate a team of staff to ensure that policies, programmes and strategies are implemented.

The ability to produce authoritative clear and concise oral and written briefings and reports and to carry out research on complex issues for a range of audiences, presenting it in a way that can be used by Assembly Members to their best advantage, is essential.

You must also demonstrate commitment and understanding of the role of the GLA in promoting equality and working with diverse groups in developing the work required to advance the needs of Assembly Members.

Further information on working within the GLA London Assembly can be found by watching the following video: Working at the London Assembly - Groups - YouTube

This role will initially be based at City Hall. The Mayor has announced that City Hall will be relocating from More London (London Bridge) to the Crystal Building in the Royal Docks, so this role 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, please contact david.mercier@london.gov.uk

If you have a recruitment process query, please contact a member of the recruitment team glarecruitment@engageats.gov.uk quoting reference GLA3221

Application closing date:  Sunday 10 October 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at City Hall: week commencing 25 October 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" button below.

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