Why work for us

Working for us offers you a challenging and rewarding job, as well as the chance to really improve the lives of Londoners.

In return, we offer great working conditions, competitive salaries, generous annual leave and pension schemes, and more.

What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave (in addition to statutory public holidays), pro rata for part-time
  • incremental salary scheme (below director level)
  • a range of flexible working arrangements allowing staff to balance work and home commitments, including a flexible hours scheme, job-sharing and remote working
  • three days per year of volunteering leave
  • career average pension scheme
  • interest-free season ticket loan
  • interest-free childcare fees loan
  • interest-free bicycle loan
  • interest-free tenancy deposit loan
  • interest-free gym loans
  • cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • health screening
  • 37 hour full-time working week
  • employee assistance programme

Read our terms and conditions of employment for more details.


We offer our staff competitive salaries within grading bands, which can be viewed in our salary payscale.

Our salary system means that your pay will increase within these grading bands every year. This is called an ‘incremental salary system’ and applies to all staff below director level. See our pay and grading principles and practices for more information.

Learning and development

We are dedicated to improving our employees' skills and expertise, and invest in learning and development for all our staff.

We offer:

  • a range of professional, career and personal development courses
  • flexible learning methods to suit individual preferences and learning needs
  • a comprehensive induction programme
  • leadership development opportunities
  • a mentoring programme
  • secondments
  • staff networks
  • access to funding for accredited qualifications
  • learning resources

Staff networks

You will have the chance to get involved in our active staff networks including the Race Equity Network, Women’s Network, LGBT+ Network, Christian Network, Staff Network for Disability, Parents and Carers Network, EU Staff Network and the Wellbeing Network.

Our location

In 2020 the decision was made to relocate City Hall from More London to a new site at the Royal Docks. As a result, we will be relocating to The Crystal building in Newham, while also occupying two floors at the London Fire Brigade building on Union Street in Southwark, and GLA staff will be anchored at one of these two locations.

This relocation programme is currently underway, with units already moving to Union Street. Those moving to The Crystal will relocate later in the year.

The Crystal is a building that seeks to be as sustainable as possible. It is accessible by public transport via the DLR’s wheelchair-accessible Royal Victoria station, the Jubilee line station at Canning Town and when opened, the new Elizabeth Line station at Custom House and also via the Emirates Airline connection from North Greenwich.

The HR and OD team will be anchored at The Crystal but like all GLA staff, there will be flexible working operating with staff working remotely and across our two sites depending on business need.

The Crystal