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Senior Programme Manager (GLA Group Public Health Programmes)

Mayor of London
Central London SE1
£60,496 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Local Government
Job Type
Project Management, Programme Manager, Public Health, Manager
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London has the potential to become the world’s healthiest global city. The Mayor wants all Londoners to have the best opportunities to live a long life in good health. If we are to achieve this, we all need to play our part in tackling the causes of poor health, and we all need to commit to making London a healthier, fairer city, where nobody’s health suffers because of who they are, or where they live.

We are looking for an outstanding public health programme manager to lead a portfolio of work that improves the health and wellbeing of Londoners, working closely with the GLA Group Director of Public Health and wider team, the Mayor’s Office, Deputy Mayors, as well as senior leaders and managers. This senior role will provide invaluable public health-related experience and provide a significant personal development opportunity.  

You will join the new GLA Group Public Health Unit, established in April 2022 to provide public health advice and support across the GLA family. The portfolio will be agreed in a job plan, reflecting both strategic priorities and operational demands.

The Senior Public Health Programme Manager is a new position within the new GLA Group Public Health team. The position is responsible for the programme leadership, development and coordination of the GLA Group public health work programme, delivering the Group’s agreed priorities, including the GLA Group ‘Health in All Policies’ (HiAP) programme and relevant Mayoral manifesto commitments. 

You will lead the management and oversee delivery of policy development and projects for the GLA Group public health function, and oversee the team’s programme of work contributing to the Health Inequalities Strategy, the London Recovery Programme, Mayoral strategies and other agreed GLA Group corporate priorities.

This is a critical time, as London recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and looks forward to building a better city for everyone – safer, fairer, greener and more prosperous, for all Londoners. Your work will be underpinned by the Mayor’s statutory duty to develop a health inequalities strategy for London. You will further embed a health in all policies approach within the GLA group, contributing to London’s recovery from COVID-19, London’s vision for health and care, and reducing inequalities and improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Londoners.

You will deal with complex public health challenges in a multi-agency environment with widely differing governance, finance systems and organisational cultures. A high level of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation and motivation skills as well as flexibility and sensitivity are required.

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.

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 a question about the role, please contact or the recruitment process then please email quoting reference GLA5079.

To apply, please visit our website.

Application closing date: Thursday 19 May 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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