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Committee Officer

Posted: 30 Nov 2019 Closes: 11 Feb 2020
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Are you interested in a challenging and diverse governance role in which you will work at the heart of the London Assembly? Do you want to build upon experience of working in a political environment whilst facilitating the scrutiny of important issues which matter to those who visit, live or work in Greater London? 

The GLA is looking to recruit a Committee Officer to provide support to high-profile London Assembly committee meetings.  

You would be working in the team at City Hall which provides clerking support to the London Assembly, a range of Mayoral Boards, Transport for London, London Legacy Development Corporation and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation; it is a dynamic working environment with a great deal of scope for professional development.  

No two days are the same in this fast-paced environment. You can often read about work you’ve led on in the media on your way home. To thrive, you’ll need to be able to work quickly across a range of issues and relish a challenge.  

Working independently, you must be comfortable in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment as well as have a proven track record of successfully managing formal committee meetings in a similar organisation. We want someone who not only ‘gets’ the big picture but sees the small but vital details at the same time. You’ll also have excellent communication skills, and the ability to liaise with senior politicians and senior GLA group staff with tact and diplomacy. 

An understanding of how local authority meetings work and the role of scrutiny in a local authority setting would be advantageous. You must have a firm grasp of the use and application of IT systems, ideally including committee management software.  

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.  

This role is based at City Hall.  

For further information on working within the GLA core Secretariat please watch the following video:  

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 [email protected] quoting reference GLA3819

Application closing date: Sunday 15 December 2019 at 23:59 GMT 
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Thursday 9 January 2020

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 Now" button below.

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