The post holder will be in a team working with businesses and government to create the right policy environment to enable the delivery of critical infrastructure – including energy, transport and housing.
- Demonstrating a strong grasp of the contextual policy issues affecting infrastructure, housing and energy;
- Working with members to continually develop policy positions, including managing competing business interests on highly commercial topics to produce policy positions with broad support;
- Working on discrete projects of a cross-cutting nature (e.g. contributions to submissions for fiscal events, cross-cutting reports, coordinating Brexit positions etc.). This may include marshalling colleagues to respond to short-term unforeseen issues;
- Working with colleagues in the regional offices to extend the infrastructure and work regionally;
- Deputising for the Head of Group in both internal and external meetings/speaking engagements;
- Acting as a first point of contact for members, staff, and other stakeholders on particular policy issues, including advising your line manager and director on your specific policy areas;
- Meeting regularly with officials in key government departments, ensuring that the organisation has influence across infrastructure issues;
- Proactively working with colleagues across the directorate and across all clusters in order to fully exploit synergies with other policy areas, as well as commercial, membership and media opportunities;
- Line managing a policy adviser (dependent on experience). Coaching and mentoring colleagues to help them pick up new skills and experiences – both those formally line managed and those not.
- Educated to at least degree level;
- Experience of public policy development and government institutions;
- Strong commercial and business understanding;
- Experience of infrastructure issues (e.g. transport, energy, housing) – knowledge of at least one of these areas;
- Experience in people management (not necessarily line management) an advantage.