Senior Policy Manager


London, GB, WC2N 5EH Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Public Affairs & Policy UK
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  56495
Job Function:  Corporate Affairs and Communications

About the role

The purpose of Corporate Affairs is to build and help others to build the reputations that National Grid needs to succeed in the short and long term.  Group Public Affairs and Policy is responsible for building National Grid’s reputation and influencing key stakeholders externally including parliamentarians, government, lobbying groups, think tanks, trade associations, academics and EU stakeholders. The team is also responsible for horizon scanning, issues management, policy development for the transmission network, taking ownership for lines to take/key messages.  

Key Accountabilities


  • Lead on UK policy strategy, prioritisation, research and development, collaborating with colleagues across the business.
  • Collaborate on global policy development, working with US colleagues. 
  • Co-lead policy governance at both a UK and Group level, tracking policy progress and outcomes. 
  • Anticipate, identify and analyse strategic policy issues and trends, working closely with subject matter experts to determine business impact. 
  • Provide policy advice and insight to senior leaders, including through input to executive and Board briefings.
  • Track and develop responses to Government consultations, legislation and Parliamentary inquiries. 
  • Develop and shape policy messages in line with overall company narrative, including through external policy papers and reports. 

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Know How


  • Broad knowledge of UK energy policy and the related stakeholder landscape, and a demonstrable interest in the wider public policy and political environment. 
  • Strategic thinker with a proven experience of successful policy analysis, development and campaigning at a senior level within a multi-stakeholder environment. 
  • Strong track record of successfully communicating complex policy solutions to multiple audiences, including through high-quality written communications. 
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining an extensive external stakeholder network. 
  • In-depth experience of successfully working and influencing internal stakeholders in a large complex organisation.
  • Able to prioritise and manage competing issues, maintaining high and consistent standards, working at pace and with minimal guidance.

About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow. In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 


Our values and principles 

At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way. As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.

We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.

What's you'll get


A competitive salary circa £80,000 – £92,000 – dependent on capability and location

As well as your base salary, you will receive a company car or allowance, a bonus of up to 20% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, a salary sacrifice technology scheme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving to name a few.




At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.