Senior Policy Manager

Closing date
11 Jun 2022
Successful candidates will initially be deployed in the Energy Systems Management & Security Directorate which owns our policy and regulatory issues covering security of energy supplies, wholesale energy markets and system operation. The Directorate comprises five portfolios: Market Operations & Signals, Market Design, Net Zero Institutions, Decentralisation & Digitalisation and Policy Coordination & Prioritisation.

You will have the opportunity to work flexibly across Ofgem on a range of projects or may have a longer deployment within a team where you have in-demand specialist skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Where candidates apply and do not meet the appointment criteria for a higher level, we may consider suitability at a lower grade and make an offer on that basis.

*High quality, timely, and robust assessment of policy options to produce evidence based recommendations on how specific policies should be developed or cases should be dealt with.
*Drafting of clear and concise documents, including briefings, policy documents, consultations, open letters, and impact assessments
*Project management of workstreams and stakeholder engagement, prioritising, scoping and delivering work
*Quantitative and qualitative analytical and commercial skills and/or the ability to analyse complex concepts and work with uncertainty to solve problems and make effective policy recommendations

For more information on the role and the recruitment process/schedule please see the attached candidate pack.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Please refer to the attached Candidate Pack for full details


Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes; up to 30 days annual leave. Excellent training and development opportunities. The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements which include a valuable range of benefits. Flexible working hours and family friendly policies. Restaurant and subsidise gym (London only). Interest free season ticket loan.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

When you press the Apply now button, you will be asked to complete personal details (not seen by the sift panel), your career history and qualifications.

You will then be asked to provide a 1250 word supporting statement evidencing how you meet the essential and desirable skills and capabilities listed in the role profile. Please ensure you demonstrate clearly, within your supporting statement, how you meet each of the essential and desirable skills and capabilities.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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