Secondments in the GLA Group (2)

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide information about internal secondments within the GLA Group and if they are only advertised internally rather than across the Group?


Answer for Secondments in the GLA Group (2)

Answer for Secondments in the GLA Group (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA response

In the last five years our records show there have been 62 internal secondments within the GLA. Internal secondments vary in length with the average time being one year. Typically they arise to cover maternity leave, sabbaticals and internal cover for others on external secondments.  The figures exclude short term acting up arrangements and indefinite promotions.

A majority of secondment opportunities will initially be advertised within the GLA only, as the current recruitment policy is to advertise internally first.  GLA Group organisations will be included if a post is advertised externally. The GLA will advertise on its Intranet any GLA Group secondment opportunities we are notified of. 

MOPAC response

The majority of secondment opportunities are between MOPAC and partners operating within our Integrated Offender Management portfolio of work and are arranged and managed on that basis.

LFEPA response

Short term secondments within the LFB are generally advertised internally in order to provide development opportunities for staff.  Where specialist skills are required which internal staff do not have secondments are advertised externally on the LFB website.  In 2012, a secondment opportunity for the post of Head of Sustainable Development was advertised and the vacancy was filled by a GLA employee.  In 2013, a secondment opportunity for the post of Corporate Procurement Manager was advertised across the GLA group, however there were no applicants.  In 2013, the LFB seconded an officer from the GLA as part of its work on its integrated risk management plan (London Safety Plan 5).

TfL response

The number of recorded secondments advertised internally within Transport for London is: