Executive Director, Good Growth

London (Greater)
circa £150,000
11 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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 Director will lead the Authority’s staff and support the Mayor and the London Assembly. This is a unique opportunity to influence across London government and make real changes that affect the capital.

Working closely with the Executive Director for Housing and Land, you will play a critical role in ensuring that all of London’s communities benefit from the Capital’s growth.  You brief will cover planning, regeneration, economic development, the environment, culture and creative industries and European programmes, including the impact of leaving the European Union.

Central to success for this role 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 who are able to demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects this at all levels. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as the role is open to job share.

For further information please visit www.join-gla.com For a confidential discussion, please contact our recruitment partner Penny Ransley at GatenbySanderson on 020 7426 3962.

Closing date: 9 August 2019.