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Executive Director, London Assembly

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    Central Government

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  • Salary:

    up to £130,000

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    James Greengrass

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

​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 Executive Director of the Assembly. This pivotal role is responsible for the delivery of strategic advice and exemplary services to London Assembly Members individually and collectively. 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 Chief Officer you will also play a full corporate role as a senior officer in the wider GLA. 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.

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.

To learn more about this role, please see the full role description and application pack under Supporting Documentation below:



Annex A - Diversity Monitoring Form

Annex B - Candidate Supporting Information Form

Closing date: 5pm BST on Wednesday 30th June 2021