Executive Director, Strategy & Communications, Open to flexible working

London (Greater)
up to £150,000 per annum (pro rata)
11 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is home to the Mayor and London Assembly.  The Mayor is responsible for making London a better place for everyone who visits, lives and works in the capital.  The London Assembly holds the Mayor to account on behalf of Londoners. 

Following the appointment last year of Mary Harpley, our new Chief Officer, we have reconfigured the Authority’s leadership team. Operating at the heart of London government, our Executive Directors will lead the Authority’s staff and support the Mayor, his advisers and the London Assembly.   These are unique opportunities to influence across London government and make real changes that affect the capital.  

This role creates a corporate centre for the GLA.   With accountability for city intelligence, external affairs and sporting events, government relations, policy and performance and the Mayor’s Press Office, you will anticipate emerging issues and ensure strong lines of communication with the Mayor’s Private Office. You will also ensure  a high quality support service to the Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience.

Central to success for all three roles will be outstanding relationship management skills, credibility at the most senior levels and the ability to assimilate complex policy.  You will bring a highly successful track record of operating in politically sensitive settings and of working closely with senior officials. Above all, you must be a highly experienced and inspirational leader with a passion for maintaining London’s status as the greatest City in the world. 

We are seeking candidates from a broad range of backgrounds. London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner Penny Ransley at GatenbySanderson on 020 7426 3962.

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