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Principal Policy and Programme Officers (Energy and Environment Strategy)
  • Employer: Greater London Authority
  • Reference: GLA/22/211592
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 15:51 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £56,655
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Central London, Southwark

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Principal Policy and Programme Officers (Energy and Environment Strategy)

Principal Policy and Programme Officers x 2 (Energy and Environment Strategy)

Job reference number: GLA3421

Interview date: To be confirmed

Grade: 10

GLA Environment is recruiting two permanent Principal Policy and Programme Officers within the Environment and Energy Team

Role 1: Energy Team 

The Mayor wants to make London a zero-carbon city by 2030, while at the same time protecting the most disadvantaged by tackling fuel poverty. Londoners currently face one of the greatest cost of living challenges we have ever seen due to record energy prices. Through his programmes, the Mayor is scaling up energy efficiency retrofit, increasing renewable power generation, helping to cut energy bills, reducing fuel poverty, and planning for the smart flexible energy system of the future. This post will play a crucial role in achieving this.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, organised and highly motivated, ideally with expertise in designing and directing large, complex programmes and a strong knowledge of home energy efficiency and renewable energy delivery approaches, policy and financing mechanisms. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, a well-informed and creative approach to problem-solving, strong budget management skills, the ability to operate in a busy and complex political environment and experience of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.

This is an exciting time to join a large and growing team, helping to shape the transition to net zero, while helping Londoners save money on their energy costs.

Role 2: Environment Strategy and Green Recovery Team

This role will be to help support the Mayor in delivering his sustainable development duty, including through providing support to the Mayor’s London Sustainable Development Commission and the delivery of the GLA’s statutory duty on sustainable development. You will focus on current cross cutting policy issues, particularly those relating to a green recovery and to participate in relevant research, analysis and project-based policy development and implementation support.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, organised and highly motivated, ideally with expertise in designing and directing large, complex programmes and a strong knowledge of sustainable development delivery approaches, policy and financing mechanisms. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, a well-informed and creative approach to problem-solving, strong budget management skills, the ability to operate in a busy and complex political environment and experience of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.

If these opportunities excite you but you’re not 100% sure if you meet all the requirements for the role, or if you are concerned that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t possible given your personal circumstances, please do not be deterred. We’re aware that candidates can be put off from applying for a job unless they tick every box, or candidates who are parents or have other caring responsibilities may not think they can achieve the flexibility they need. If this is you, we’re keen to connect; and whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.

Please confirm in your application which these roles you are applying for.

Please ensure your supporting statement clearly addresses all of the person specification criteria (Technical requirements and behavioural competencies).

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL).  GLA staff are hybrid working up to 3 days a week in our offices and remotely depending on their role. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into 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 particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our workforce.  For more information on the GLA’s approach to Diversity and Inclusion, please see Diversity and our values | London City Hall.

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 any of the roles, please contact Chetan Lad, (Chetan.lad@london.gov,uk) and Nusrat Yousuf (nusrat.yousuf@london.gov.uk). If you have a question about the recruitment process please email  glarecruitment@engageats.co.uk quoting reference GLA3421.


Interviews will take place: To be confirmed

 Please note we do not accept CVs for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below