Deputy Director, Regulatory Strategy & Reform and Deputy Director, Periodic Reviews & Monitoring

Office of Rail and Road

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 23rd January 2022


Reference number





SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type


Business area

ORR - Economics, Markets & Strategy

Type of role

Senior leadership

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Number of posts



Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester, York

About the job


We are creating two new teams focused respectively on the delivery of the 2023 Periodic Review and Regulatory Reform & Strategy, which the two new Deputy Directors will lead.

The Deputy Director roles have been created to lead the strategic future for ORR, working to develop and evolve our long-term regulatory approach as we support the planned creation of Great British Railways following legislation. This will include the delivery of the periodic review for Network Rail in England and Wales, and Scotland, and ORRís engagement with and response to rail reform.

Job description

Please refer to the candidate information pack at the bottom of this advert for full information on the job description.


Please refer to the candidate information pack at the bottom of this advert for the key responsibilities.


At ORR we have adopted hybrid working and we are currently expected to work from our designated office location a minimum of 2 days per week.

Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with ORR and the wider Civil Service. It is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead, and youíll benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure this development is ongoing. As a Civil Service employee, youíll be entitled to a large range of benefits.

Please see the candidate information pack for full details on offered benefits.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Moloney Search has been appointed to assist with these appointments.

Please indicate clearly which role you are applying for me. We would also welcome applications for both roles. These appointments will be made on the basis of fair and open competition established in the Civil Service Commissionís recruitment principles.

To apply for Deputy Director, Periodic Reviews and Monitoring or Deputy Director, Regulatory Strategy and Reform you will need to submit the following documentation to by no later than 23:55 23rd January 2022.

The panel, including the hiring manager, will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the essential criteria set out in the person specification.

Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

At interview stage: we will assess candidates based on a prepared presentation and competency questions.

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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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
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