Policy Advisor – Road Vehicle Co2 Emissions Regulations 32 views

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The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulations team is part of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) Directorate which sits across the Department for Transport and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, leading on essential strategy, policy and regulatory frameworks to deliver the transition to ZEVs.

In January 2024, the ZEV mandate was introduced into domestic law. The legislation requires that fewer new non-zero emission cars and vans are sold in Great Britain, on the pathway towards phasing out all new non-zero emission cars and vans by 2035. The OZEV Directorate has teams working to support across all parts of this transition including vehicle regulation, charging infrastructure and consumer experience.

The successful candidate would oversee and maintain these assimilated laws, alongside colleagues from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), an executive agency of DfT responsible for the day-to-day administration of the regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Lead policy work to effectively deliver existing CO2 emissions standards and regulations for cars, vans and heavy-duty vehicles. Lead development of legislation to amend existing CO2 emission regulations, working closely with lawyers, parliamentary teams and Ministers.
  • Lead an effective working relationship with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).
  • Lead work on assimilated EU law within the decarbonisation policy area. This will involve working with policy leads across the Directorate to consolidate our approach.
  • Engage stakeholders across DfT, other Government Departments and industry including organising workshops and fielding queries on the existing CO2 emissions regulations. Lead the drafting of briefing, correspondence, parliamentary questions, and other materials, as required.
  • Additionally, there is an expectation that members of the team will be flexible and prepared to work across the range of areas that ZEV Regulations team covers, particularly in the longer-term as work and priorities evolve.

For further information, please see the attached Role Profile

Person specification

 About you

To be successful in the role you will need to:

  • Have a keen eye for detail and be able to interpret and understand complex information.
  • Communicate messages effectively both written and orally to stakeholders of all levels and on time.
  • Be pro-active in taking forward policy development and tackling any issues that may arise.
  • Effectively establish relationships and working collaboratively with a wide variety of colleagues and representatives, both internal and external, to support complex policy development.
  • Be highly adaptable and open to change to deliver multiple outcomes on time and to a high standard.

Additional Information

A minimum 60% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace, although requirements to attend other locations for official business, or carry out detached duty in another DfT workplace, will also count towards this level of attendance.

There may be occasions where you will be required to travel to other DfT offices and attend meetings and visits around the UK.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Making Effective Decisions

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