Join our team
Enjoy a stimulating working environment while helping to shape the Commission's work.
By joining the National Infrastructure Commission, you’ll be playing a key role in helping deliver independent advice to government on the UK’s long term infrastructure needs.
The Commission’s secretariat stands at approximately 50 staff, comprised of a mixture of policy, analytical and operational staff from a variety of backgrounds.
The Commission Way
The Commission aims to be a diverse, friendly organisation where:
- We exist to set long term agendas, answer hard questions and have impact
- Our broad remit means working on interesting and important subjects and with different types of people
- The Commissioners’ independence means we are free to follow the evidence
- We work together intensively in project teams and are small enough to be able to join up across issues
- We are less anonymous than Whitehall civil servants and can represent the Commission’s views publicly
- We get senior engagement and experience not available in larger organisations, which has routinely seen people promoted internally or get good jobs elsewhere
- Hybrid working gives flexibility to manage personal commitments and do the job
- Our work is rigorous and based on evidence, not opinions or interests
- We know our stuff and subject our work to robust challenge at every stage
- We are official independent advisors to government – our work must be brilliantly written, timely and salient
- We encourage teams to challenge ideas and ways of doing things, but once decisions are taken, we commit to them fully.
The Commission views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing.
We also offer a generous maternity/ paternity and adoption leave package.
The Commission has a broad remit, so it’s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff can realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
As reflected in our Diversity Strategy 2020-23, our aim is to be an open and inclusive team, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented and high performing people who support and develop one another.
We will offer an interview to any applicants with a disability who have indicated they wish to take part in the disability confident scheme, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the relevant role person specification.
Details of how to seek reasonable adjustments during the selection process are available in the online application pack issued when any new appointment is advertised.
We’re recruiting – Senior Policy Adviser (environment)
We’re looking to recuit someone with a particular interest in water management to join our environment team and help develop policies that enables our infrastructure systems to better protect and enhance our natural environment and safeguard important natural resources in the face of climate change impacts. Based in our Leeds office, the successful candidate will...