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Greater London Authority

Working for us offers you a challenging and rewarding job, as well as the chance to really improve the lives of Londoners.

In return, we offer great working conditionscompetitive salariesgenerous annual leave and pension schemes, and more.

London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we try to make sure our workforce reflects this diversity at every level. We also want to make sure that our workforce takes pride in what they do. Find out how we are doing this.

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Our approach to equality

We want City Hall to be a workplace where every employee is treated with respect, and where there is no bullying or harassment. For example:

  • we encourage and support different equality groups, who do everything possible to stop discrimination
  • we have a general duty to promote equality through our policies and initiatives
  • all staff attend a course to understand what diversity and inclusion means within their role, and how to challenge unsuitable behaviour at work
  • we take accusations of bullying and harassment very seriously. We look into all complaints quickly, fairly and in strict confidence. If the complaints are backed up, we will take disciplinary action.

This dignity at work policy has the full support of the Mayor, Assembly, Head of Paid Service, senior management team and UNISON.

Find out more information about our commitment to equality

Our commitment to equality

The GLA staff charter

Our staff charter outlines the values of the Greater London Authority at City Hall. It describes what we commit to as an organisation and what is expected of our staff. These commitments cover:

  • leadership and accountability
  • collaboration
  • fairness and integrity.

Code of ethics

Our staff are expected to meet the highest standards of conduct. These are set out in our Code of Ethics and Standards for Staff, which includes:

  • being professional, politically impartial, respecting confidentiality and complying with the law
  • using public money efficiently and effectively
  • promoting equal opportunities and stopping discrimination
  • meeting high performance standards
  • fair treatment and disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • a healthy and safe working environment.

Why we support fair pay

We have conducted studies on the impact of fair pay policies on business.

These studies found clear evidence that employers who supported fair pay (such as paying the London Living Wage) benefited in many ways. They benefited with better recruitment, holding on to staff, improved morale, motivation, productivity and the reputation of being an ethical employer.

You can view the current salary bands in our GLA salary scale.

Diversity and Inclusion Management Board

Making sure we have a diverse, fair and inclusive workforce is an important goal for us. We have set up a Diversity and Inclusion Management Board to make sure this happens. Its job is to:

  • lead on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • make recommendations on strategy, policy and best practice
  • promote inclusion activities in line with our corporate vision and values
  • make sure the aims from the Mayor’s Inclusive London strategy are being achieved.

The task-force has a clear agenda, outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion work programme. Senior representatives from across City Hall are responsible for this, with support from HR and in partnership with colleagues from Unison, our LGBT+, BAME and women’s networks.

Diversity and Inclusion Action Standard

To make sure there is a consistent approach to workforce diversity and inclusion across the GLA Group, we have developed a set of common practices and standards called the Diversity and Inclusion Action Standard

What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave (in addition to statutory public holidays), pro rata for part-time
  • incremental salary scheme (below director level)
  • a range of flexible working arrangements allowing staff to balance work and home commitments, including a flexible hours scheme, job-sharing and remote working
  • three days per year of volunteering leave
  • career average pension scheme
  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • interest-free childcare fees loan
  • interest-free bicycle loan
  • interest-free tenancy deposit loan
  • interest-free gym loans
  • cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • health screening
  • 37 hour full-time working week
  • employee assistance programme.

Learning and development

We are dedicated to improving our employees' skills and expertise, and invest in learning and development for all our staff.

We offer:

  • a range of professional, career and personal development courses
  • flexible learning methods to suit individual preferences and learning needs
  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • leadership development opportunities
  • a mentoring programme
  • secondments
  • staff networks
  • access to funding for accredited qualifications
  • learning resources.

Staff networks and social life

Staff networks 

You will have the chance to get involved in our active staff networks including the Race Equity Network, Women’s Network, LGBT+ Network, Christian Network, Staff Network for Disability and Parents and Carers Network.

Social life

Our staff run a diverse range of clubs and interest groups, including the GLA football team, cricket team, running club and film club.

We also have a social committee who organise events throughout the year, including quiz nights and themed cocktail evenings in London’s Living Room. A highlight of these events is the staff Christmas party, when the social committee transform the ground floor of City Hall into a Winter Wonderland.

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