Senior Policy and Projects Officer (Private Rented Sector), Part time 22.2 hours/wk

Location
London Bridge Station, London (Greater)
Salary
£47,487 per annum (Pro-rata)
Posted
30 Apr 2018
Closes
18 May 2018
Ref
STAF892

Senior Policy and Projects Officer (Private Rented Sector), Part time 22.2 hours/wk

The Mayor has responsibility for an annual investment of c£500m to increase genuinely affordable housing for Londoners, holds a portfolio of land across the GLA family that can come forward for housing delivery, and sets the strategic policy direction for housing in the capital.

We are seeking a proactive and self-motivated person to help deliver the Mayor’s strategic priorities for the private rented sector set out in his draft London Housing Strategy. We need someone who can work with the Mayor’s Office, colleagues across the GLA and a range of external stakeholders to develop coherent and effective policy and projects to improve life for London’s private renters. You will also have the opportunity to feed into wider GLA housing policy development. You will be skilled in building effective working relationships with everyone from senior politicians to members of the public, and able to provide high quality, impartial and solution-focused advice to senior decision makers. The role involves close working with a range of stakeholders, including London boroughs, housing associations, central government departments, GLA functional bodies, interest groups and many other organisations to align their housing priorities with Mayoral housing priorities.

You will be responsible for proactively managing a portfolio of policy development and delivery projects. You will understand the trade-offs and complexities inherent in housing policy, and also have a good understanding of related areas of policy, such as local government, homelessness, social policy and economic development.

You will have highly developed analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and you will be an excellent communicator. In particular, your written English will be of a consistent and very high quality, and you will have the ability to apply yourself to tasks involving data analysis and research. You will also need good negotiation skills and the ability to work successfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

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.  Please read our ‘diversity in recruitment’ blog for more information on the positive steps we are taking to ensure diversity in the GLA Housing and Land Directorate.

This is a part time role working 22.2 hrs per week. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is a job share arrangement. There is flexibility on the specific work pattern and number of days worked. The Housing & Land Team blog shows some of the ways our staff can work flexibly.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, tenancy deposit loans, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

Application closing date:  Friday 18 May 2018 at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May at Union Street SE1

 

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