Assistant Director – Human Resources & Organisational Development

Greater London Authority


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 October 2021

  • Client

    Greater London Authority

Ref: GSe77574

The GLA plays a key role at the heart of London government and is responsible for policy and delivery across a range of areas that make a difference to those who live in, work in and visit the capital – this includes environment, transport, health, sport, planning​, regeneration and culture. 

We are looking for someone who will accelerate our work to create a more inclusive culture and workforce that is reflective of the city we serve.

This is one of the most unique HR roles on the London public sector scene.  As HR lead for the GLA and member of the senior management team, you will have the opportunity to reshape how our ​HR strategy is delivered as ​we settle into our new City Hall at the Royal Docks; test and develop our new hybrid ways of working and continue to serve the needs of the Mayor and the London Assembly in this unusually short administrative term. 

The demands on our HR team to create appropriate services that meet the needs of both the organisation and our workforce have probably never been greater than they are now. You will require determination, imagination, creativity and resilience to handle the pace and the scrutiny of our work. In return, you will have a high-profile and visible platform to build on all the lessons learnt from your wide-ranging career in people management and to make a full contribution to work across the wider GLA family in our work individually and collectively to deliver leading edge HR practice.

We will offer you a supportive environment as part of the senior management team, and together, we will drive the changes required to realise the GLA’s ambitions for the people, communities, visitors, learners, and businesses of London and to be an employer of choice for our current and prospective workforce.

If you are excited by this proposition, we would be delighted to hear from you. For more information about the role, click on the link below or for a confidential conversation, contact Nancy Scott or Alex Hayes on 0113 205 6109 at GatenbySanderson.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
1 October

Long listing
w/c 4 October

Preliminary interviews
w/c 11 October

Short listing
w/c 18 October

Stakeholder meetings/assessments
w/c 1st November

Final panel
8th or 9th November

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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