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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.

Necessary Skills

  • 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.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Thursday 12th October 2017