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Reference: 77947

Date Added: 1 April 2021
Closing Date: 28 April 2021

Job Title: Policy Lead

Working For: Department for Transport

Location: London

Salary: £48,774 (National) to £54,105 (London)

Length of Contract:

Job Details

At the Department for Transport (DfT), we are responsible for delivering an exceptional transport network that connects communities and enables people and goods to travel freely around the country. Encompassing everything from the decarbonisation of transport and the delivery of smart ticketing, through to the delivery of major infrastructure projects such as HS2.

As one of our Policy Leaders, you will take a key role in delivering Ministerial objectives through the creation of people-centred policies. Taking responsibility for high-profile initiatives, you will come up with evidence-led ways to tackle complex issues, ensuring these ideas are practical. Setting priorities, objectives and expectations for your team and virtual teams, you will write policy submissions and take ownership of the brief and narrative for your ideas. Working directly with DfT Ministers, you will provide them with ad hoc briefings, and you will be the first port of call for supporting them in debates and other parliamentary business resulting from your ideas. Pushing each team to utilise social research and behavioural insights alongside data analysis, you will lead the relationship with multidisciplinary experts who are involved in the development of your initiatives. Crucially, you will develop your team, using your background and experiences to create policies that will work in the real world.

With the capacity to bring clarity to complex topics, this is an excellent opportunity to make your mark in a forward-thinking department. We are tackling some of the largest and most challenging projects ever witnessed in the UK, so you will therefore have experience of successfully leading, inspiring and mentoring teams within a policy area or project.

DfT is a Disability Confident employer. We are committed to ensuring an accessible workplace and that disabled staff have the adjustments needed to be effective. At DfT our commitment to inclusion goes both ways and we look for our people to value inclusion just as much as we do. We are immensely proud to have been listed by the Social Mobility Employer Index as one of the ‘Top 75 UK Employers’ in 2020.

Closing Date: 28 April 2021

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Application Details

To apply please visit: https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/493055308;300018237;w 

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport

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