Mayor of London
London, Greater London
£44,388 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is your opportunity to join the GLA’s Skills and Employment Unit to contribute to the Mayor’s strategy and policy development on skills and employment.  The primary objective of the GLA’s Skills and Employment Unit is to fulfil the Mayor’s role to promote and deliver skills and employment policy and deliver the manifesto commitments on these policy areas. The unit is also responsible for the management and delivery of the London Adult Education Budget (AEB) in London.   

The GLA is looking for two candidates to join the strategy, policy and relationships team within this dynamic unit to help realise the Mayor’s skills and employment manifesto commitments, deliver London’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) and support London’s Recovery from Covid-19.  

One of the posts will focus on employment support for Londoners, working closely with London Councils, Sub-Regional Partnerships, Jobcentre Plus and other partners to ensure all Londoners have access to the support they need to enter and progress in work. This will involve support for the delivery of our No Wrong Door programme to integrate and coordinate employment and skills provision in the capital.

The other post will support the GLA to better understand and meet the skills needs of London’s businesses and employers. This will include close working with employers and representative bodies in London’s priority sectors, including the capital’s green, digital, creative and cultural, health and social care, and hospitality sectors, and supporting delivery of the Mayor’s commitment to continue championing apprenticeships.  

Both roles will contribute to policy development and lead research and analysis helping to support the implementation of London’s AEB to meet London’s needs. This will include contributing to the strategic priorities of the AEB in London working in collaboration with London’s boroughs through London Councils and the sub-regional partnerships. You will also be responsible for providing policy input to ensure any future commissioning and delivery of AEB is meeting London’s needs.

You will also be required to support the policy development and implementation of the skills and employment related priorities of London’s Recovery Programme, and particularly in the delivery of its mission to Help Londoners into Good Work.  You will need to be confident in establishing relationships with a range of stakeholders, particularly at senior level including officers from government departments, the skills sector, businesses and their representative bodies, boroughs and the Mayor’s Office. 

An extensive knowledge of the Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus, Department for Education, or Education and Skills Funding Agency’s policy and programmes is preferred, in addition to excellent knowledge of skills and employment policy in London, nationally and internationally, and a successful track record in policy development and delivery.   

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL). At present GLA staff are hybrid working, working partly from home and partly from the office.

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.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Monday 3 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Interview date: Wednesday 19 January 2022.

London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects this at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Refreshed on: 21 December 2021
Closed date: 03 January 2022
Job ref: GLA4657
Tags: Policy/Research