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Assistant Director, Scrutiny & Investigation

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Central Government

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £112,386

  • Contact:

    James Greengrass

  • Contact email:

    centralgovernment@veredus.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    1738

  • Published:

    23 days ago

London

London is one of the world’s truly great and most diverse cities. As well as being the UK’s largest metropolis with a growing population of over 9 million, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural centre. As it continues its recovery from the pandemic London is now facing its biggest peacetime challenge.

The Mayor of London is responsible for making London a better place for everyone who visits, lives, or works in the city. As the most powerful directly-elected politician in the UK, it is important the Mayor is held publicly accountable. 

The London Assembly, comprising 25 elected members, scrutinises the activities of the Mayor. The Assembly holds the Mayor and their advisors to account by publicly examining policies and programmes through committee meetings, plenary sessions, site visits and investigations.

The Greater London Authority is now recruiting a new Assistant Director, Scrutiny & Investigation for the Assembly. Scrutiny is at the heart of all the Assembly’s activities and this pivotal role is responsible for leading that function. As a trusted and respected advisor, you will support Assembly Members in their work to draw up and deliver an effective programme of cross-party scrutiny in line with Members’ objectives.

Reporting directly to the GLA’s Executive Director of the London Assembly you will bring a track record of providing first class professional advice around scrutiny and oversight in a political environment from a trusted and respected position. You will be an accomplished team leader, proven in providing evidence-based guidance, building trust, and supplying challenge at senior level.

This is a genuinely unique opportunity for a motivated and ambitious individual to work at the heart of democracy in a great institution.

For more information about this opportunity please see Supporting Documentation below:

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:

Candidate Information Pack

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Candidate Supporting Information Form

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, or disability.

Closing date: 9am GMT Monday 1st November 2021