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Reference: 72276

Date Added: 9 August 2019
Closing Date: 23 August 2019

Job Title: Policy Adviser, Infrastructure - Transport

Working For: The Confederation of British Industry

Location: London

Salary: £27,000

Job Details

Role Summary:

Based at our Cannon Place office, the CBI infrastructure team works with businesses and government to help change policy to enable the delivery of critical infrastructure – including transport, energy and housing – which underpins the UK economy and supports a more prosperous society.

Reporting to the Head of Infrastructure, the jobholder will be responsible for the CBI’s work on transport policy including:

  • Consulting with CBI members to develop policy positions that represent the business view on a wide range of transport issues from airport expansion to transport devolution.
  • Co-ordinating with colleagues in the infrastructure team to ensure consistency and coherence in our messages to government and businesses.
  • Working with civil servants to shape transport policy to support the objectives of UK businesses.
  • Developing a compelling offer on transport to encourage more businesses to join the CBI.

Key Responsibilities:

Developing the CBI’s transport policy positions, both new and existing, including:

  • Demonstrating a strong grasp of the contextual policy issues affecting transport, including fiscal policy, regional growth and industrial strategy.
  • Working with CBI members to continually develop policy positions, including managing competing business and commercial interests to produce policy positions with broad support
  • Working on discrete projects (e.g. policy briefs, reports, consultation responses), using project management skills to track progress, manage risk and measure success
  • Working with colleagues in the CBI’s regional offices to extend the CBI’s infrastructure work regionally
  • Drafting and presenting papers for the CEO-level Infrastructure Board and the Transport Policy Working Group.

Building strong internal and external relationships, including:

  • Acting as a first point of contact within the CBI for members, staff, and other stakeholders on transport policy, including advising your line manager and director
  • Meeting regularly with officials in key government departments, including the Department for Transport, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and HM Treasury
  • Proactively working with colleagues across the directorate and other teams to fully exploit synergies with other policy areas, as well as commercial, membership and media opportunities

Closing Date: 23 August 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruit@cbi.org.uk with 'PA - Infrastructure' as the subject.

Website: https://www.cbi.org.uk/

Additional Notes