Principal Social Integration Officer, Part time 3 days per week
We are recruiting to a new job share arrangement in the social integration team, working three days a week (ideally Weds-Friday) with the existing permanent post-holder.
The social integration team leads a broad portfolio of work relating to the Mayor’s Strategy for Social Integration (https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/all-us-mayors-strategy-social-integration). Already a Mayoral priority, this work is of increasing importance in London’s recovery from Covid-19 and relates to a number of recovery mission areas including Strong Communities and Good Work (https://www.london.gov.uk/coronavirus/londons-recovery-coronavirus-crisis/recovery-context). You can read our case study report to find out more about what the team delivered in the first 18 months after the strategy was launched [https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mol_londons_all_for_us_approach_to_social_intergration_report_digital_version_only_fa.pdf].
The Principal Social Integration Officer reports into the Social Integration Managers and plays a key role in the social integration management team. You will manage a warm and highly motivated team of three permanent members of staff and two temporary secondees– with potential team growth in 21/22 subject to budget approvals.
As Principal Social Integration Officer you and your job share will be jointly responsible for:
- The high-profile Workforce Integration Network programme – working to create systemic change in London’s workplaces, with an initial focus on increasing opportunities for young black men in the construction and technology sectors
- Programmes to tackle loneliness and support Londoners to build relationships across difference
- Building on key work including the Social Integration Design Labs with local authorities (https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/all-us-mayors-strategy-social-integration/social-integration-design-lab) and research on Connective Social Infrastructure (https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/connective_social_infrastructure_0_0.pdf) to support key stakeholders to embed social integration principles into their work
The ideal candidate will be deeply concerned with relationships, participation and equality and will have a strong understanding of social integration policy. You will have experience of successfully managing a team and high-profile programme delivery with strong stakeholder engagement skills.
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.
Application closing date: Thursday 20 May 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place via Video: on Monday 21 June 2021
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" button below.