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Research Advisor

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Research Advisor to work within the Greater London Authority on a 6-months.

Location: East London (E16)

Job roles/responsibilities:
To deliver projects and produce research, briefings and reports for the London Assembly, its committees, and its members.

  • Under the direction of the Assistant Director and Senior Policy Adviser(s) and as allocated, to produce and deliver projects, including research, briefings, reports and outputs for the London Assembly's Budget and Performance Committee and its Members.
  • To manage and deliver projects and outputs in a timely, effective way, and working closely with others in the team and wider Secretariat to maximise the quality, profile, and impact of the work.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with officers within the Assembly's Secretariat and, where relevant, Assembly Members and officers within the GLA to ensure appropriate support and delivery for projects, ensuring that all relevant people are properly briefed on key issues in advance of meetings and that early warning of issues is provided in a timely and effective manner to senior managers.
  • To maintain effective working relationships with and the Authority's partner organisations, to ensure effective stakeholder management and to contribute to a continuous improvement in the reputation of the London Assembly with its partners.
  • To ensure that all work and outputs are produced to the highest possible communications and research standards.
  • Realise the benefits of a flexible approach to work in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job, and participating in multi-disciplinary, cross-department and cross-organisational groups and project teams.

Experience/Knowledge required:

  • Solid analysis and briefing/report drafting skills, demonstrated in a policy context.
  • Ability to adapt to new topics and gReet up to speed on specific financial policy issues quickly.
  • Knowledge and understanding of political, policy and governance issues relating to London and the UK more widely.
  • Experience of operating effectively in a political environment (Desirable).
  • Experience working on and successfully delivering complex policy projects in one or more of the policy areas the London Assembly is active in (Desirable).
  • A relevant financial degree or equivalent professional qualification or ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and skills gained through experience.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962. Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a £250 referral scheme in place.