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Secondment: ORR Strategy and Policy Unit

Contract Type
Flexible Hours, Permanent
Public Sector
£41,011 - £49,091
Expiry Date
This secondment offers an opportunity to gain exposure working at the heart of an economic and safety regulator, delivering one or more high profile projects.

Job Description


The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways and the independent monitor of Highways England. We are here to ensure the network operates safely, reliably and provides value for taxpayers and customers. 

ORR’s decisions carry a big impact across the road and rail sectors and our work requires close working with both the public and private sectors. Reflecting the challenging and varied nature of our work in the Strategy and Policy Unit, we work with a wide range of experts from fields including economics, safety, engineering, consumer protection, and competition. 

We will tailor the exact scope of the secondment to the successful individual, but would expect the delivery of one or two clearly defined projects within a six month period. Examples of projects include: 

  • Understanding incentives for efficiency within public sector companies 
  • Reviewing and redesigning corporate risk and horizon scanning processes 
  • Examining the synergies between highways monitoring and rail regulation 
  • Assessing how economic regulation could develop after Brexit. 

This is an excellent opportunity to influence and shape the way regulation develops in the rail and road sectors, to deliver tangible benefits for customers, taxpayers and the economy. 


  • Relevant professional expertise: this could be in a number of areas, for instance economic regulation, corporate risk, horizon scanning. We are actively looking to leverage expertise from outside the usual skill set of the team and are interested in a variety of skill sets. 
  • Experience in strategy or organisational change projects would be highly desirable.


Closing date: 24th February 2019