National Infrastructure Commission
Vacancies: Directors of Policy
Are you interested in leading the development of policy recommendations helping to shape the future of the UK’s economic infrastructure?
We are recruiting for two Director of Policy roles, with responsibilities for our sectors and cross-cutting themes (such as infrastructure regulation, finance and design) split between the two roles. One role will lead our work on regional growth/levelling-up, transport, cities, and digital. The second role will focus on economic recovery, water, floods, waste, and the environment.
We are looking for outstanding policy professionals who will be responsible for directing and coordinating the Commission’s policy development work, overseeing our engagement with the Government and external stakeholders, and for holding government to account for delivery against its recommendations. You will need first-rate policy skills – including the ability to scope, define and manage projects, quickly get to grips with new issues, develop creative and effective policy options, and reach clear and deliverable conclusions.
The work will be fast-paced and evidence-based, requiring the skill to prioritise and drive progress across a broad range of issues, to draw conclusions from complex evidence, and to motivate teams and manage projects to deliver high-quality outputs to ambitious timescales. The post holders will be key advisers to the Chair and Commission, and have a crucial role in establishing the Commission’s overall policy narrative and credibility. They will also be members of the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team, play a key role in managing the Commission’s relationships with government departments and external stakeholders, and lead elements of the Commission’s organisational strategy.
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National Infrastructure Commission
Armitt speech on principles for urban infrastructure08/10/2020 15:43:00
Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, yesterday (08 October 2020) delivered a speech at the launch of the Commission’s report, Principles for effective urban infrastructure.
Cities share good practice for developing local infrastructure strategies07/10/2020 16:15:00
A new toolkit curated by the National Infrastructure Commission is offering advice to cities on developing local infrastructure strategies to underpin improvements in transport, housing and employment prospects.
Armitt: A clear infrastructure policy is more vital than ever07/10/2020 12:33:00
In a comment piece published in the Sunday Telegraph on 4 October 2020, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Sir John Armitt, reflects on the importance of a National Infrastructure Strategy for setting out the role of infrastructure in economic recovery, meeting the net zero target and ‘levelling up’. An edited version of the article can be found below.
Bridget Rosewell speech to the Westminster Business Forum23/09/2020 16:15:00
National Infrastructure Commissioner Bridget Rosewell yesterday (22 September 2020) addressed a virtual conference organised by the Westminster Business Forum to discuss developing the economy throughout the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc.
Commission’s plan to play its part in embedding diversity in infrastructure decision making01/09/2020 16:15:00
The National Infrastructure Commission has set out a roadmap for ensuring its own staff team reflects the diversity of the UK, alongside making inclusion a key factor in analysing future policy questions to help infrastructure better serve the needs of all users.
Falling cost of renewables strengthens case for accelerating deployment12/08/2020 11:15:00
New research carried out for the National Infrastructure Commission shows how sharp falls in the cost of renewable generation mean that Britain should aim for renewables to meet two thirds of electricity needs by 2030 and that this can be delivered at the same overall cost as meeting only half of total demand by that date.
Engaging younger generation with transformation of UK’s infrastructure goal for next YPP24/07/2020 14:10:00
The ten new members of the National Infrastructure Commission Young Professionals Panel meet for the first time today with a remit to build a stronger voice for younger infrastructure creators and users in the Commission’s work, at a time of increased focus on infrastructure as a key engine of economic recovery.
Broad view on rail benefits will help assess rail options for North and Midlands, says Commission16/07/2020 11:15:00
Decisions on future rail investment in the North and Midlands should consider factors that capture the wide range of benefits that rail transport into dense cities and towns can bring, according to the National Infrastructure Commission.