DfT/761/17/DfTc Senior Policy Advisor - Centre for Connected Autonomou

Department For Transport
41587.00 GBP Annual
08 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The arrival of self-driving vehicles is the greatest leap in automotive progress since cars were invented. If you would like to play a part in shaping the future for road users and turning science fiction into reality, then we want to hear from you.

We currently have three exciting Senior Executive Office (SEO) roles available in our Regulatory Reform, and Innovation Connectivity and Data Branches, and we are looking for motivated people who want to play their role at the forefront of enabling exciting changes to the way we use vehicles.

For full information on these exciting opportunities, please see the attached Job Descriptions.

Working as part of a fast moving, high profile policy area with significant interest from across government and beyond, with companies investing billions of dollars, every day will be filled with new and exciting challenges.

As Senior Policy Advisors in the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, your responsibilities will vary dependent on the role you are assigned to, but assignments that you may be involved in:

• Consultation and taking forward new policies through Parliament to make them law
• Advising on the Code of Practice for the testing of automated vehicles, ensuring that those involved in this area are working within the law
• Working with industry and Government colleagues to future proof our communication infrastructure for the arrival of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

About you
You have a passion for technology and turning ideas into reality. You are a great communicator and you use this to ensure that others remain engaged with your message. You are resilient and have confident in your own decision, you are comfortable facing challenge and handle this in a professional way. You enjoy building productive working relationships and see the huge benefits of them.

About us
The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is offering a unique opportunity for enthusiastic people to work on CAV agenda. You can help deliver UK government policy to secure the benefits of CAVs for our citizens and businesses, working closely with industry, lawyers, and policy teams in the Department for Transport, the Department of Business Engineering and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and across government
We have London offices based in both Great Minster House and in BEIS, and you could be asked to work from either location. Some travel within the UK and periodic travel to Europe and beyond may be required.

We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. DfT's inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we've made to raise the number of women in senior positions.

To Apply
If you are interested in applying, please use the online application to outline how your skills and experience demonstrate the role criteria as explained in the attached Job Description.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details
You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised. The Indicators listed on the attached document have been identified as most appropriate; please ensure that the evidence in your application meets the requirements of the role.

Please complete the CV / supporting document that is on your application and submit by the closing date advertised, if not completed, your application will not be considered.

For your CV and personal statement please provide detailed evidence of how you meet the requirements of the role using the job profile and job advert as a guide for your response

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.