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Senior Policy Advisor

Department for Transport

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 31st March 2024

Birmingham, Leeds, London

Job summary

We recognise the challenges that people with protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Do you have a passion for the environment and delivering the transition to Net Zero?

Can you work with a diverse range of stakeholders in a professional, confident manner?

Have you got exceptional written and verbal skills with an aptitude for draft / report writing?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for two Senior Policy Advisors with a passion for decarbonisation and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) to join our Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). One position will be to work within the Private Charging Policy Team and the other opportunity will be to join the Work and Residential Grants team.

The successful postholders will be part of one of the biggest changes to personal transport in UK history. The Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate requires that 80% of new cars sold in Great Britain must be zero emission by 2030, and 100% by 2035. This is the most ambitious regulatory framework of its kind, in any country, and provides long-term policy certainty for investors and consumers in the UK vehicle and chargepoint market.

OZEV has teams working across all parts of this transition including vehicle regulation, charging infrastructure and consumer experience. We are recruiting for two roles to support chargepoint installation in private settings. We encourage creative and ambitious individuals who are passionate about tackling climate change to apply to help shape this policy landscape.

At interview we will ask you for your choice of policy area. Please note, that we will be appointing for this role based on merit and so your preference will be considered (if successful) but this is not guaranteed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Owning and developing specific areas of policy relating to EV infrastructure policy.
  • Drafting submissions and providing briefings for ministers and senior civil servants on policy and delivery.
  • Building and maintaining close relationships with the internal and external experts needed to support policy development, including the chargepoint industry, vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, local authorities and NGOs.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in other Government departments to ensure the EV transition is built into wider priorities. This may include working with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Ofgem, the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities, HM Treasury and Number 10.
  • Contributing to wider cross-cutting work across OZEV.
  • Drafting responses and statements to members of the public and the media.
  • Line Management responsibilities.

For further information, please see the attached Role Profile

Person specification

About You:

The successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in drafting and / or report writing, demonstrating the ability to draft and condense high-quality pieces of information.
  • Experience of building strong and productive relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading within project delivery, bringing together differing stakeholders to coordinate and manage delivery.
  • Experience of supporting and developing team members and / or line management.

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.

Whilst we welcome applications from those looking to work with us on a part time basis, there is a business requirement, for the successful candidate to be able to work at least 30 hours per week.

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