Principal Policy & Strategy Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Job Reference: 222989CST
  • Date Posted: 24 August 2023
  • Recruiter: Morson Talent
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  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • Salary: £50,375 to £58,450
  • Sector: Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Policy & Strategy Officer (Maternity Cover)
Job Type: Fixed Term
Industry Sector: Transport and Rail
Salary: £50,375.00 Per Annum - £58,450.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 28 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, access to Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
Location: Manchester
Role overview:

Recruiting for a Principal Policy and Strategy Officer to cover Maternity leave working for a leading client in the Rail Industry based at their offices in Manchester. 

You will be expected to build strong relationships, internally and externally and be able to influence, shape and challenge across the strategy and policy sphere to drive an integrated approach to the Strategic Transport Plan.
You will also initiate and co-ordinate the development and implementation of new and existing strategy and policy initiatives, support the client’s on-going evidence base development and work with local transport authorities to support their planning.

Candidate Requirements
The successful candidate will be a senior manager with experience in strategy and policy development in transport and/or urban policy. You will possess substantial understanding of the national and regional transport strategy and policy context and managing policy positions in a multi-agency environment as well as having extensive experience of developing complex transport strategies and coordinating the development of pan-organisational, complex business cases/transport proposals.
As an experienced leader, you will be talented in creating positive working climates, establishing clear priorities and ensuring consistent performance improvement.
A track record of dealing with and influencing at the highest levels within and beyond the organisation is essential as is the demonstrated effectiveness in developing and managing complex working relationships with external stakeholders at a national level.
Candidates will possess a Masters degree, similar post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience, as well as a professional qualification, chartered status or equivalent experience.