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Senior Policy Officer

Senior Policy Officer
Salary: £37,109 - £41,770 per annum + excellent benefits
Hours: Full-Time
Contract : Full time permanent


Are you passionate about sustainability? do you have a professional background in national and local government policy making? We are looking for a dedicated individual who has experience of supporting and working with teams and leaders to develop and undertake research projects.

Could this be you?


Who we are


As the Sub-National Transport Body (STB) for the Midlands, Midlands Connect are developing a regional plan which aims to boost economic growth whilst at the same time reducing transport's part in the climate emergency and having a positive impact on quality of life for our citizens.

In order to be successful our team will have to ensure that we fully understand aspects such as: the economy, housing, social policy and the impacts of climate change.


We are looking for additions to our team who will ensure that our Strategy and projects consider much wider agendas that just transport.


About the team


You will be working as part of the ‘Technical Team' within Midlands Connect.

This team is charged with the development of our refreshed strategy and finding ways to accelerate the major transport infrastructure requirements of the region.

Embedding wide policy agendas into our understanding of the need for infrastructure will be a vital component of making compelling cases for funding


Who we need


We are looking for someone with a professional background in national and local government policy making; an understanding of and interest in transport is desirable but having worked in other policy areas will help us to better embedded wide agendas into our work; and a thorough understanding of all aspects of the sustainability agenda is highly desirable.


In this role you will supporting the Principal Policy officer and Lead Economist to develop and undertake research pieces; work with the other members of the Technical Team to develop a decarbonisation pathway for the Midlands Connect Strategy Refresh; and develop and embed our Sustainability Policy.


This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the Midlands Connect team to return to our usual place of work at Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Birmingham.

Although Midlands Connect is based in Birmingham, the way we have all worked remotely over the past few months has shown us how we can make that work.

We are therefore open to discussions regarding the balance between working from home and out of the office when we do return.


Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.


How to apply:


To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


We would welcome interest from internal employees looking for a secondment opportunity.

Please note: We ask that Internal employees make their manager aware of their interest ahead of applying for this opportunity.


Closing Date: Monday 31 August 2020


Interview/Assessment Date: Week Commencing: 14 September 2020


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.


We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.




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