Do you want to be part of ensuring that the UK is equipped to meet its long-term infrastructure needs? Do you enjoy solving complex problems?
If this sounds like a challenge you would enjoy, please apply for this post!
About the NIC
The National Infrastructure Commission delivers independent advice to government on the UK's long-term infrastructure needs. We do this to help support sustainable economic growth across the whole of the UK, improve competitiveness, support climate resilience and the transition to net zero, and ultimately improve the quality of life of UK citizens.
We are a small, friendly organisation where policy experts, economists and analysts work together intensively in project teams, rather than silos. We work to support the Commissioners to push for action on and endorse our recommendations and to monitor government's progress in implementing them. For more information, see The Commission Way .
About the Job
We are looking for a policy professional to join us as a Policy Adviser. This role will be critical in supporting the Commission in understanding and finding solutions to potential challenges as it works to address the UK's infrastructure challenges.
There will be an opportunity to work on projects on one or more of energy, transport, water and wastewater, waste, flood risk management and digital communications. Potential future projects include considering new transport infrastructure requirements and the impact technology could have on the transport system.
The role will entail a blend of policy development work, project and stakeholder management, research and strategic thinking and require experience of developing and delivering policy projects. The work produced will be evidence based, rigorous and compelling enough to have a direct impact on government policy.
The post holder will have experience of scoping projects, gathering, analysing and interpreting data and insights from a wide variety of internal and external sources and applying this to inform policy development.
A background in infrastructure and policy is desirable, but not essential. We welcome applications from candidates with the transferable skills necessary to undertake the role.
The National Infrastructure Commission has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. Our aim is to be an open and inclusive department, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented and high-performing people who support and develop one another.
We work hard to create an environment in which people enjoy working and have a genuine commitment to ongoing learning and development, investing in training and internal events to share knowledge and enhance our skills.
At the NIC we have a broad remit, so it's important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff can realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Some of the Benefits our people love!
- 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the King's birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month
- Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
- Generous parental and adoption leave packages
- Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions of 27%
- Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances
For more information about the NIC, role, salary, benefits, who to contact and how to apply please follow the Apply link.
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