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Senior Adviser to Deputy Mayor (Housing & Residential Development)

Could you help tackle London’s housing crisis and increase the impact of our Homes for Londoners’ teams?

Tackling London’s housing crisis is one of the Mayor’s top priorities, and the Homes for Londoners team are working flat out.We have secured £4.82bn from the Government for investment into affordable housing – resulting in record numbers of starts of genuinely affordable homes. We have also launched the Rogue Landlord and Letting Agent Checker, involved Londoners in taking action to help rough sleepers through two successive public-facing winter campaigns, established a £500m fund for more proactive engagement in the land market, and kickstarted a new generation of council homebuilding through the £1bn Building Council Homes for Londoners programme.

The next year is set to be even busier. We are looking for a driven and committed person, with excellent written and oral communication skills to provide direct senior support to the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Property. You will work alongside our Homes for Londoners teams to help increase and amplify the impact of the work of our partners, managing key industry and political stakeholders and our engagement with them. 

We are looking for an excellent problem solver, who is politically aware and passionate about making a positive difference to Londoners’ lives. Working directly for and on behalf of the Deputy Mayor, in this role you will work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders and will need first class relationship building skills and experience of managing communications. You will coordinate Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral visits and briefings across all areas of the GLA’s work on housing and will have programme or project management experience and an ability to understand and communicate complex policy and practical issues. Experience working closely with and advising senior politicians or comparable figures is desirable.

If you have a question about the role then please contact Shadi Brazell, who is the current postholder and very happy to talk to prospective applicants about the role. She can be reached via shadi.brazell@london.gov.uk.

This role is politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

The role will be based at City Hall and London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street, SE1 0LL).

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.

If you have a question about the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA-SAHRD.

Application closing date:              Sunday 3 March 2019 at 23:59 GMT.
Interviews will take place at:      City Hall on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

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 for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the “Apply Now” button below.

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