Senior Board Officer, Greater London Authority

Mayor of London

£43,517 per annum pro rata
Fixed term contract until September 2019 (maternity cover)
Ref: GLA3073

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Board Officer to join the Greater London Authority’s Committee Services team on a fixed term or secondment basis until September 2019.

You will provide secretariat and clerking support to a range of mayoral boards. Based at City Hall, this is an excellent opportunity for an experienced governance professional to gain, or further develop, experience of working within a political environment.

You will have a proven track record of success in managing formal board and/or committee meetings; evidence of the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation and governance best practice; and a broad understanding of key policy and political issues affecting London, and the governance structures of London.

Your interpersonal skills and ability to influence will be highly developed, as will your written skills, attention to detail and ability to organise and prioritise work in a pressurised environment. You will be able to manage relationships between senior staff across the GLA Group, as well as mayoral appointees and high profile external board members with tact and diplomacy.

You will have a firm grasp of the use and application of IT systems, ideally including committee management software, and a strong quality focus and commitment to transparency would be advantageous.

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

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, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

To apply, please click on the apply button.

Application closing date: Sunday 18 November 2018 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

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 candidates will be particularly welcomed as they are currently under-represented in this area of our organisation.

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