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Director of Public Policy, Europe

Employer
Spin
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Spin's Public Policy team is actively formulating and advancing regulations, policies, and strategies to make shared micromobility an essential option for people everywhere. We have the ambition to enter markets across Europe, including jurisdictions that have yet to welcome micromobility, and we are looking for someone to help make that happen.

For many reasons, 2021 is poised to be an exciting year for shaping the future for micromobility and crafting the foundation for more sustainable cities across Europe. As a fast evolving industry, you will be joining our team with the chance to make a meaningful difference in developing new policy and regulatory frameworks that advance the adoption of micromobility, and further solidify its place within local transportation ecosystems.

We're looking for a proactive, motivated, and strategic-minded professional who is passionate about mobility and ready to lead our public-policy efforts across Europe. As our Director of Public Policy, Europe, this person would run efforts to develop and advance our regulatory and legislative priorities, shape regulatory frameworks, implement strategic initiatives to position Spin as a policy leader, manage consultants and/or direct reports, and support the company's expansion into new markets.

The ideal candidate has a willingness to work in a fast-paced and highly competitive environment, has a strong background in working collaboratively with or within governments and public agencies, has a track-record of developing and achieving legislative and regulatory priorities across multiple markets, and has experience in or knowledge of transportation policy.

Responsibilities

Work collaboratively internally and cross-functionally to achieve Spin's public policy priorities across all levels of government, including analyzing and advancing legislation and regulations across multiple jurisdictions.
Help formulate, communicate, implement, and oversee Spin's positions/objectives on various policy and regulatory matters, including for new and emerging markets, services, and products.
Engage effectively and in good-faith with government officials and staff to advance Spin's objectives.
Work with and manage external consultants to pursue Spin's policy objectives.
Support cross-functional efforts to grow markets and to expand into new ones, such as assisting with strategies related to tender submissions or other policy-related initiatives.
Help represent Spin in relevant associations or organizations, as well as on panels, conferences, and events.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree or higher.
10+ years experience working in public policy, government, lobbying, public affairs, and/or transportation.
Experience working with or working within government and facilitating complex and sensitive conversations as part of high-stakes relationships, particularly on legislation and regulations.
Experience with managing external consultants and/or direct reports and with collaborating with organizations related to public policy issues.
Track record of managing successful legislative and regulatory efforts.
Perfect writing skills.
Strategic, creative-minded team-player and doer.
Passionate about advancing accessible, sustainable modes of personal mobility.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of transportation policy, especially micromobility/mobility policy.
A combination of policy, political, and private-sector experience.
A highly-competitive and "whatever it takes" mindset.
Experience working across multiple European countries.
Multilingual.
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