Principal Policy and Programme Officer (Climate Change Team)

£54,898 yearly
  • Greater London Authority
  • London, UK
  • 07 Dec, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Principal Policy and Programme Officer (Climate Change Team)

Central London

£54,898 per annum

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is London’s regional government. It supports the Mayor of London in delivering their programmes and priorities and is overseen by the London Assembly. Climate change and the environment have been central to City Hall’s work and London has consistently demonstrated strong national and international leadership. COVID-19 has further emphasised the critical role of the environment in London’s economy and society, with a Green New Deal forming a central part of the capital’s recovery plan.

The GLA Environment and Energy unit is recruiting to a Principal Policy and Programme Officer role in the Climate Change team​ with a focus on flood and water management policy and programmes. This role will support the ongoing implementation of climate adaptation policies and proposals in the Mayor’s London Environment Strategy and delivery of the Green New Deal programmes. This will include shaping policies and implementing projects to reduce the risks and impacts of flooding, increasing the amount of sustainable drainage across the city and ensuring efficient, secure, resilient and affordable water supplies for London. 

The role will work closely with the GLA planning and infrastructure teams to ensure that adaptation policies are delivered through new developments and also with flood risk management authorities, water companies and the relevant regulators.

This role will be based at London Fire Brigade’s Head Office (Union Street SE1 0LL). At present GLA staff are in the process of moving to hybrid working, linked to our relocation programme. As part of this, you will need to split your time between home working and coming into the office​.

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 the role, please contact or the recruitment process then please contact quoting reference GLA1533.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

Interview date: Tuesday 25 January 2022.


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 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.