Senior Policy Manager

  • Job Reference: JR13479
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2024
  • Employer: Veolia
  • Website: https://www.veolia.co.uk/careers
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Environment & Agriculture
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Salary: Competitive plus Company Car, Bonus and Veolia benefits

Location:

Hybrid- London/Flexible with travel to London office



When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone. It's why we're looking for someone who's just as committed as we are, to push for genuine change and bring our ambition of Ecological Transformation to life.



We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.



What we can offer you;


  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well known retailers
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to
  • 24 hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household
  • One paid days leave every year to volunteer and support your community
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential



What you'll be doing;



To work with the Head of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement and the team to support the development and implementation of a policy and stakeholder engagement plan which positions Veolia at the forefront of strategically important policy developments across Energy, Water and Waste.


  • Support on stakeholder engagement and advancing Veolia's interests across government, parliament, industry regulators and industry groups.
  • Work with internal stakeholders (technical and commercial) to help define Veolias policy positions, ensure they are provided with opportunities to inform and develop robust positions.
  • Ensure robust tracking and monitoring of the external environment to ensure Veolia is aware of new and upcoming policy and legislation that will impact the business.
  • Support the identification and monitoring of external requests, consultations and calls for evidence. Contributing to the development of high quality responses to relevant external requests.
  • Manage and oversee the proactive and timely delivery of updates on new and emerging policy, ensuring that key internal stakeholders are informed.
  • Support the Head of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement in delivering the agreed lobbying and engagement strategy, aligned with key strategic objectives
  • Establish and maintain Veolia's relationships with key trade associations and external stakeholders
  • Oversee the Energy Policy Assistant in developing and refining the approach to tracking of key policy developments to ensure continued oversight and planning.
  • Work closely with wider Corporate Affairs and communication teams to provide information and support on key policy matters to help ensure a joined up approach, marketing, external affairs and internal comms
  • Prepare briefs for Veolia representatives attending key meetings and events
  • Provide clear guides and content for customer support around legislation changes which impact the business.
  • Support development of briefings for customer/ web content as needed.
  • Prepare timely and relevant communications to update internal stakeholders on key policy developments
  • Maintain and champion good practice around the production and sharing of updates following external meetings and events
  • Prepare presentations and briefings of new legislation and policy to be provided to internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with senior leaders to develop policy positions that prepare the business for the impact of new legislation





What we're looking for;


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a subject closely related to policy, energy, sustainability, politics or environmental studies.
  • Knowledge of the policy and legislative landscape in which Veolia operates (Energy, Water, Waste)
  • Experience of engaging with external and internal stakeholders at a high level in a high regulated environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, experience of responding to requests for information, with a persuasive and impactful writing style.
  • Presenting to audiences of all levels
  • Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies, including working with a wide range of stakeholders and representing the company's positions..
  • Monitoring external engagement




What's next?



Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.



We're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation and Highly Commended as a workplace for 55+.

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.



We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.



Here at Veolia, we're proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.





Here at Veolia, we're proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.