Smart London Board members
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: SMAR2017
Contract type: Fixed Term
Closing date: Thursday 23 March 2017 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: Monday 3 April and Thursday 6 April 2017
Salary: Unremunerated.
Grade: Board Member

Help shape London’s smart city vision - Be a member of the Mayor’s Smart London Board

The Mayor of London is inviting applications from across the private, public, and third sectors to join the Smart London Board.  The Board advises the Mayor and the Greater London Authority on how to use technology to improve the quality of life for Londoners and build on London’s position as the world’s best global business city.  Members will advise and play an integral part in the delivery of digital public services and the transmission of smart technologies to Londoners and businesses.

We are keen to ensure that members are as diverse as London’s communities, bringing excellent knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing London.  Members will have a genuine passion for technology and society, and will be able to provide expert advice which optimises strategic investment in and delivery of smart cities technologies and/or improves our approaches to how cities prepare for, govern and regulate their use.

The Board will consist of up to 15 members who between them will have expertise and an understanding of city data, the GovTech and Civictech ecosystem, research and development, public service modernisation, and cybersecurity.  We also welcome expertise and experience from architecture and planning, construction, digital skills, infrastructure, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, robotics, environmental services, health and assisted living, and transport.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London's diversity in all Board appointments. The Smart London Board should reflect London’s diversity so we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

For information on the role of the Smart London Board and application criteria, download the Application Pack.

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV and covering letter (max. 4 sides).  The CV should include details of employment, public appointments, qualifications history and the name and contact details of two referees willing to provide a reference. It should also include any relevant information regarding your eligibility for appointment and any directorships you hold.

The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as a Board Member of the Smart London Board, in particular addressing person specification criteria as outlined under candidate requirements.  Candidates should also indicate if they have expertise and experience in one or more areas set out in the profile of successful candidates. Application Pack.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Stephen Lorimer, Smart London Policy and Delivery Officer, at or on 020 7983 4772.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or if you require information in an alternative format, please email quoting reference SMAR2017.

If successful, the first meeting date of the board will be Thursday 4 May 2017 from 15:00 – 17:00.

Application closing date:  Thursday 23 March 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place at City Hall or teleconference on: Monday 3 April and Thursday 6 April 2017.

To apply please click the "Apply" button below.