Policy Adviser

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10 August 2020
Department for Transport
Location: London
Salary: £42,003
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Job Description

We welcome applications from every part of the community and we dont discriminate against any gender identity . Were especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates. 

Are you an experienced policy professional with excellent delivery skills? 

Are you looking for a high-profile role which impacts on one of Governments leading priorities? 

If so, then the exciting opportunity to join the Future EU Roads Relationship Policy team as a policy advisor is for you. 

We would love to hear from you.

The "Road Safety, Standards and Services" Directorate leads on a range of issues that affect the lives of millions of people every day. Our work is, broadly speaking, about the 'rules of the road'. We are responsible for advising Ministers on matters such as road safety, roads technology, the regulation of the haulage sector, and driver and vehicle standards. In addition, the directorate works on roads policy issues to support our future relationship with the European Union.

The 'Future EU Roads Relationship Policy' team handles the negotiations and implementation of new rules on road transport between the UK and the EU. This will ensure that all drivers can continue to travel and operate effectively post-transition.

Roles and Responsibilities

Leading the development and implementation policies to support UK motorists. This aims to ensure that motorists will continue to follow international rules on insurance and national identifiers;

Working with a range of partners to secure the UKs re-admittance to the Green Card Free Circulation Zone after the Transition Period. This will include any necessary bridging measures;

Working with the Motor Insurance Bureau and other insurance bodies. One key priority is to ensure arrangements are in place to compensate UK victims of accidents in the EU caused by uninsured or untraced drivers;

Working with communications colleagues to support an effective public information campaign. This will ensure that UK motorists are fully prepared for the end of the Transition Period.

About you 

We are looking for the successful candidates to be able to evidence the following skills:

You are a strategic thinker who can link issues together to maximise opportunities to add value.

You enjoy building effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You are confident in providing timely constructive challenge to deliver the best outcomes.

You use strong and dynamic leadership to create a sense of purpose and influence those around you.

You have strong verbal and written communication skills and you can adapt your delivery to suit a wide variety of audiences. You will be a self starter who works quickly to make a real impact within the team.

You are someone who can quickly build rapport and effective working relationships. You have the ability to manage a workload well in a busy area, often with conflicting priorities.

Closing date: 10 August 2020.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.