Policy Officer (Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing)

Closing Date:         Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview Date:      Friday 16 September 2022

Grade/Salary:         Grade 5 (SCP 33 – 41) (£37,568 - £45,648) *

(*There is some marginal increase available to for candidates who wish to take up a secondment and protect their existing salary – up to £47,665)

Term:                     Full Time, Fixed Term until September 2023

Politically Restricted:  Yes.

Welsh Language essential: No. The ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is desirable for this role.

About the Role

The post holder will work with local authorities across Wales, Welsh Government and wider stakeholder interests in developing policy proposals for reform of the taxi/PHV licensing regime.This work has been progressing for some time and it is anticipated that they will be consulted on shortly.The postholder will be required to help with that consultation – engaging with stakeholders, gathering views and making recommendations on whether proposals need adapting/changing as a result of views expressed.The postholder will then have a key role to play in turning those proposals into instructions for lawyers to start drafting a legislative Bill that will be introduced in the Senedd. The postholder will also have a key role to play in helping the transition to EV in the taxi/PHV fleet through determining the need for and helping to design any incentives to help facilitate the change working with the industry to gather evidence to support proposals.   

Apply Now!

For an initial discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Simon Wilkinson, Regulatory & Frontline Services Policy Officer on 0779 386 7197.

To apply, please send a covering letter with a completed application form by the closing date of Sunday 21 August 2022 to: recruitment@wlga.gov.uk


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams on Friday 16 September 2022.

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to undertake a task before attending for interview, as well as pre-interview tasks on the day, followed by an interview with a selection panel.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK.



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