Senior Policy Advisor (18 Month FTC) 

Full Time
  • Post Date: October 9, 2018
  • Apply Before: October 26, 2018
Job Description

c£70,000 per annum Plus 26 Days’ Holiday, Option To Buy Up To Five Days’ Extra Annual Leave, Flexible Working, Civil Service Pension, Childcare Voucher Scheme (subject to statutory tax rules), Additional Benefits Package 

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly and we work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

The National Lottery is a valued national asset which has raised over £38 billion for good causes since it was launched in 1994. With the current National Lottery licence expiring in 2023, we are developing the programme to deliver the next Licence Competition where companies will compete to operate the National Lottery.

We are now looking for a Senior Policy Advisor to join us on an 18 month fixed-term contract and help shape policies for the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition (4NLC). 



Working as part of the 4NLC team means being part of building one of the most exciting competitions in recent history. Preparing for the next licence, the team is developing the competition and associated regulation to determine who will run the National Lottery when the current licence ends. Society has changed so much since this was last renewed. 

With the rapidly digitising economy, this competition presents the perfect opportunity to build a National Lottery that works in today’s digital world. Your work here will be instrumental in making sure that the future National Lottery is fair, safe and continues to maximise returns to good causes, supporting the arts, heritage, sport and communities across the UK.



As the Senior Policy Advisor, you will provide strategic vision, leadership and delivery on policy issues associated with the 4NLC. 

Specifically, you will: 


– Analyse cases for change and provide advice

- Review conflicting sources of evidence

- Liaise with stakeholders, including the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to navigate and resolve novel and complex issues effectively



To be considered, you will need experience of the following: 

– Working on significant and complex programmes of work with challenging deadlines, from initiation through to implementation 

– Producing a variety of clear and concise documents, including policy positions, board papers and public consultations and presenting these to a range of internal and external audiences 

- Developing effective stakeholder engagement, both internally and externally 


Articulate and collaborative, as the Senior Policy Advisor, you’ll have excellent communication and relationship-building skills. You will also be decisive, analytical and pragmatic. 


Please note, the closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. 


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