GLA Environment is recruiting a Senior Policy Officer within the Climate Change Unit
The Climate Change Mitigation team leads on climate change strategy and policy development to support the Mayor’s goals to make London zero carbon and deliver a green recovery from Covid-19. The team monitors and reports progress against targets and uses this to inform the city’s strategy. It also develops new delivery mechanisms to accelerate the necessary changes to make London a zero-carbon city, while meeting the needs of Londoners and adapting to Climate Change. The team works collaboratively with partners across London, nationally and globally to embed and support action on climate.
The post-holder will support the development and delivery of workstreams within the Climate Change programme, primarily the Future Neighbourhoods 2030 fund, which will deliver on the objectives of the Mayor’s Green New Deal Recovery Mission and Green New Deal Fund. They will work as part of the team that is delivering this £7.7million integrated environmental programme.
The team’s responsibilities with regards to the programme include providing strategic leadership, project management, grant and contract management, learning network management and monitoring and reporting. The postholder will help to communicate the sustainability benefits of the programme, and ensure they are captured by the programme evaluation.
They will co-ordinate input and/or engagement with leads across the GLA and with external stakeholders, such as London’s local authorities, community groups and anchor institutions, in relation to promoting the programme’s achievements and ensuring it achieves desired outcomes.
The postholder will support other programmes across the climate change team. This could include working on emission inventories, carbon databases, energy planning, policy development, analysis and research, policy influencing, and project management, as well as leading and co-ordinating briefings and correspondence relating to climate change and energy policy.
They will work with external partners and convene stakeholders in support of the Mayor’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency, Prior experience of sustainability, emission inventories or databases and public procurement or grant programmes would be valuable.
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, gender identity, gender expression, 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.
Interviews will take place: To be confirmed