Policy Adviser - Flexible Working Available
Are you a highly motivated and experienced policy advisor?
Do you have experience of policy development and implementation?
If so we have an exciting opportunity for a Policy Advisor to join our team working for the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN), and we’d love to hear from you!
As a Policy Adviser in the team, you will be integral in taking the evidence provided from data analysis and/or consultations and turning it into robust recommendations delivered in reports to the Commissioners, Government and others.
ICCAN is an independent arm’s length body, sponsored by the Department for Transport. Our aim is to improve public confidence and trust in the way aviation noise is managed. We are bringing together industry, communities and the Government to ensure best practice on noise management is followed and information is shared and communicated in an accessible way. We will aim to identify any improvements needed to industry methods of assessing and mitigating noise impacts and will give communities a greater stake on aviation noise issues. ICCAN’s success measures therefore include increasing the public’s confidence in the noise data published by the aviation industry and in the impartiality of the airspace change process; and challenging industry to enhance its approach where necessary on assessing and mitigating noise impacts and engaging communities.
This vacancy is open to part-time candidates up to a 0.8 FTE basis, although full time may be considered for exceptional candidates. These hours can be flexible throughout the working week which can be arranged with your line manager.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Work closely with both colleagues in ICCAN and aviation sector stakeholders to identify and make recommendations on the key challenges within the aviation noise debate
• Deliver high quality policy development based on a robust evidence base
• Collaborate with the communications team within ICCAN to interpret and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences
• Support ICCAN’s senior management in delivering its corporate strategy
• Support ICCAN’s business management function in procuring and delivering external research commissions.
For more information about the role please see the attached role profile.
We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive individual who can hit the ground running in this role. You will need to be able to forward think whilst also being able to think outside of the box to come up with new and innovative ways to deal with long standing issues.
You will need to have good policy, technical, project management, presentation, report writing and communication skills, with the ability to pick up technical issues at pace and work within a multi-disciplinary team. We will look for you to have previous experience of working with stakeholders to understand their issues whilst maintaining content quality is essential with the ability to think strategically and set the agenda for others.
As this is a public-facing independent body, and you must have an ability to bring together policy considerations with an understanding of commercial and implementation practicalities. You will need to have an understanding of how the Civil Service operates and enthusiasm for working to improve outcomes for the citizen.
Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’.
Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:
- Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate
- Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning
- Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other
These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.
We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Everyone is involved in making DfT an inclusive and great place to work. We actively promote a flexible approach to working whilst giving our staff opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential.
We are different people, one team.