Principal Policy and Strategy Development Officer

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Reference: OCT20192397
Expiry date: 12:00, 12 November 2019
Location: Manchester
Salary: £46,341.00 - £54,065.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including free Travel Pass purchase scheme, flexible working.
Attachments: PrincipalPolicyStratDevelopmentOfficer-5U(StratPolicy).pdf

Transport for the North is looking to recruit the following role:

The Principal Policy and Strategy Development Officer will act as Transport for the North's (TfN's) primary specialist in a role that is critical to TfN’s corporate and programme developments. supporting the delivery of the Strategic Transport Plan and its policy positions. 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.

You will also be responsible for initiating and co-ordinating the development and implementation of new and existing initiatives, shaping TfN’s on-going evidence base development.                                                                                             

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working across transport strategy and policy, working in complex situations and leading the development and approval of policies, strategies business cases. It is imperative that you also have a good understanding of national and regional policy context, transport policy and regulatory frameworks and experience of contract and procurement management.

As a confident communicator at senior level, you will have the ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders, partners and senior colleagues alongside representing TfN in public, professional and stakeholder forums. 

Candidates will preferably have a relevant master’s degree or other specialist post graduate qualification, or equivalent level reached through experience and a professional qualification at chartered status.

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits include:

  • 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
  • Access to the local government pension scheme
  • Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
  • Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online at ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Principal Policy and Strategy Development Officer
  • Salary: £46,341- £54,065
  • Closed: 12 Nov 2019

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