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.

Salary

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 and social life

Staff Networks 

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

Social life

Our staff run a diverse range of clubs and interest groups, including the GLA football team, cricket team, running club and film club.

We also have a social committee who organise events throughout the year, including quiz nights and themed cocktail evenings in London’s Living Room. A highlight of these events is the staff Christmas party, when the social committee transform the ground floor of City Hall into a Winter Wonderland.

Encouraging exercise

City Hall has nine shower rooms – good news if you cycle or run to or from work, or exercise in your lunch hour.

We have corporate discounts with local gyms, including Third Space which is next to City Hall. We also offer interest-free loans on gym membership.

If you’re a cyclist, we provide:

  • secure parking
  • fresh towels
  • bike tools and a pump
  • free Doctor Bike sessions to check bike safety and carry out minor repairs
  • an interest-free loan (up to £500) for staff looking to buy a new bike. This is paid back via salary deductions over an agreed number of months
  • or as an alternative, you can purchase a bike via the Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme

Riverside location

Our office is City Hall, on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge, opposite the Tower of London.

We are easy to reach by public transport: London Bridge rail and tube, Tower Hill tube and DLR, and several bus routes are all nearby. See our how to find us page for more information.

There is a lot to enjoy nearby in your lunch hour or after work, such as:

  • Borough Food Market
  • Potters Fields Park
  • the Scoop, where film screenings, live music, dance and theatre performances take place in the summer
  • lots of cafés and restaurants

Our building and cafe

City Hall is an attractive modern building designed by one of Britain's leading architects.

We have a café on the Lower Ground Floor, which serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals to staff and the public. Lots of our staff use the café – it’s somewhere to hold quick meetings or enjoy lunch with colleagues. You also get a ten per cent discount with your staff security pass.

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