Policy Coordinator

Job Title: Policy Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester
Salary: Competitive
Contact Name: Harriet Andrews
Contact Email: recruitment@tidallagoonpower.com
Job Published: March 06, 2017 10:09

Job Description

Tidal Lagoon Power is driving a critical change in the UK’s energy mix with the development of low cost, low carbon, predictable electricity sources that are sustainable, UK based, and deliver long-term energy security for 120 years.  Key to our success is the high calibre of the people we hire.

With our unique perspective and our multi-disciplinary team, we can inform the policy development necessary to support a tidal lagoon industry and to realise the significant opportunity for tidal lagoons to support sustainable development.  The policy team is a small team that works closely with other parts of the business to co-ordinate policy related activity.  This includes an external focus on influencing new and emerging strategies, plans and policy for a supportive policy framework for the development, consenting and delivery of tidal Lagoons.  The internal focus is to support project development, informing opportunities and risk, by providing advice on Government strategies, plans and policy.

Purpose of the role:

The role will involve supporting strategic and policy related activities, including co-ordination of policy related projects/workstreams, policy analysis, influencing and engagement.  There will be a particular emphasis on relevant policy in Wales.

The post could be a development role, enabling the post-holder to develop their knowledge of policy and the relationship between policy and the development of tidal lagoons, and to improve their influencing and engagement skills, leading to them being able to take on more responsibility in the team in due course

Previous experience in a policy role or specialist experience in a relevant policy area (e.g. environmental policy, land use policy, climate change, economic development etc.), would enable the post-holder to develop a specialism in the team.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

Assisting the co-ordination and development of policy advice on a range of matters.

Support the preparation of documents( e.g. policy briefings, reports, consultation responses), by reviewing consultations, undertaking research and analysis.

Coordinate and report on engagement activity.

Exceptional candidates will take on responsibility for strands of policy development work, including engagement and influencing.  This may include preparation of policy briefings, consultation responses and supporting documentation, provision of policy advice, attending consultations and other meetings.

Skills, capabilities & knowledge:

You will have a university degree, and ideally a post-graduate qualification relevant to the role and/or practical experience in a development or policy related role.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Knowledge of UK and Welsh legislation and policy frameworks relevant to tidal lagoons, including infrastructure and economic development, social and wellbeing, and environmental legislation and policy.
  • Understanding of the Welsh Government, National Assembly for Wales, devolution matters.
  • Understanding of sustainability development, including social, economic and environmental policy and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Ability to deliver work by planning, tracking, gathering, maintaining, quality-assuring and analysing data/information.
  • Ability to research, analyse, and take an evidence based approach to formulating options and providing advice.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships to influence and deliver results.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills to convey information to colleagues and stakeholders, and to influence.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team to make decisions and achieve planned outcomes.
  • Adaptable, and open to change and new ways of working.
  • Understanding of infrastructure development would be beneficial, and some understanding of the planning system and relevant legislation.
  • Experience in a policy related role would be advantageous.


If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV with a one page covering letter to: recruitment@tidallagoonpower.com. No agencies please.

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