Senior Programme Officers x 3 (Building Safety)

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Full Time/Permanent
Facilities Management (main)
£50,000 to £74,999
£50,986 per annum
All London
City Hall & Royal Docks
Senior Programme Officers
08-06-2022 09:44 AM
Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Royal Docks E16

£50,986 per annum

2 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed term (Fixed term post to May 2023)

  • Do you want to help make homes in London safer for their residents?
  • Do you have an eye for detail while working in a fast-paced environment?
  • Can you develop excellent working relationships with stakeholders to deliver shared goals? 

All Londoners deserve to live in homes that are safe. The tragedy at Grenfell Tower in 2017 revealed an urgent and high-profile crisis, with many buildings in the capital, and across the country, found to have cladding and other fire safety concerns. In response, the government set up the Building Safety Programme to ensure that these buildings can be made safe.

We are looking to recruit Senior Programme Officers to join the GLA’s existing Building Safety Team. The team is responsible for managing the funds that make up the government’s Building Safety Programme in London. Our work directly supports the Mayor in his role as a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and our team helps to advise the Mayor on his policies related to building safety.

In the Senior Programme Officer role, you will support delivery of the government’s cladding remediation funds in London, by leading on a portfolio of buildings and helping the owners of those buildings access funding to remove unsafe cladding. This will involve supporting them through a rigorous application process including, assessing submissions and making recommendations; managing milestones and grant payments; and monitoring progress of remediation works to ensure buildings are made safe as quickly as possible. You will also have opportunities to influence, change and improve existing processes, alongside working with central government to shape building safety provision in the future.  

You will be self-motivated and proactive, can manage multiple projects in a fast paced and changing environment and can demonstrate excellent attention to detail. You will have the ability to manage complex relationships across a range of stakeholders and will be used to working in a team environment, sharing ideas and developing new approaches to improve processes and delivery in an open and collaborative way. 

While knowledge of the housing, construction or building safety sectors would be beneficial, they are not essential and we welcome applications from candidates with experience in other relevant sectors to bring applicable expertise to these roles. The GLA team has a comprehensive training and induction programme to get you up to speed on the key issues related to building safety, coupled with wider learning and development to promote individual growth and expertise.  

Want to find out what it’s like working in the Building Safety Team?

Read interviews with some of our current Senior Programme Officers and Programme Managers.

If you would like to find out more or if you have any questions about the job, we can arrange for you to speak to a member of the team about the role, please email your request for further details to 

These roles will be based at City Hall, in the Royal Docks (Kamal Chunchie Way, London, E16 1ZE). At present GLA staff are working largely from home, with office space available.  Over the coming weeks and months, we will be moving to hybrid working as part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office.

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 query about the recruitment process, please email quoting reference GLA4499.

To apply, please visit our website.

Application closing date: Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

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.

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