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ICE seeks expert fellows to support engagement with policymakers

02 July 2021

The deadline has been extended for experienced members to take advantage of an opportunity to provide policy advice, counsel and insight to drive forward the institution's policy programme.

ICE seeks expert fellows to support engagement with policymakers

ICE’s Policy and External Affairs Committee is seeking a range of experienced members to become policy fellows. These volunteers will act as the face of the institution while engaging with policy and decision makers.

The policy fellow roles will support ICE in being more responsive to policymakers, and offer additional expert assurance on the work produced the Policy and External Affairs division.

The current areas of expertise ICE is seeking policy fellows in include how to put in place the right frameworks at UK and sub-national level to identify and prioritise the right infrastructure interventions, how to decarbonise infrastructure at the sub-national level, how to improve the delivery of UK infrastructure, and how to fund and finance national infrastructure investment.

Keith Howells, ICE’s vice president for policy, said: "The ICE’s aim, in engaging with policymakers, is to optimise the role of infrastructure as part of the creation of a more sustainable world. To achieve that, the institution provides advice, insight and counsel to policy officials and decision makers.

"Policy fellows will be active volunteers who will help achieve this ambition, using their expertise and influence to help guide the creation of effective infrastructure policy.”

The policy fellows will be supported with regular briefings, training and the opportunity to represent the institution in front of policy and decision makers.

The role will include opportunities to act as member lead on the creation of new ICE policy positions, speak at events on behalf of ICE, support briefing sessions with policymakers and provide evidence, for example, to select committees.

How to apply

Applications close on 2 August 2021.

There are currently five policy volunteer roles being recruited:

Interested members can apply by completing and returning the policy fellow application form, which can be requested by emailing [email protected].

Applicants will need to outline their interest, alongside a description of their appropriate professional, institutional or volunteer experience.

Further opportunities to become an ICE policy fellow will be available throughout 2021, to ensure comprehensive coverage of ICE's priority topics.

Keep an eye out for future volunteer roles, and for more information contact [email protected].

  • Chris Richards, director of policy at Institution of Civil Engineers