Policy Officer Roles

29810.00 GBP Annual
07 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Policy Officer Roles (With Open Evening) About the job Are you able to grasp complex issues and develop solutions quickly• Are you a great communicator• Do you genuinely want to make a difference in your work• At the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), we are offering you the chance to work on policies that will define the UK's relationship with business, Europe and the world. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are, or who want to become, policy professionals, working on issues such as securing clean energy supplies, leading the government's relationship with business and ensuring the UK excels in science, research and innovation. You don't have to have specific experience in writing government policy; you just need the skills, experience and desire to make a real and tangible contribution in your role. Who we are BEIS is a new department at the heart of the Government's agenda, with a vision for an economy that works for everyone. We are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the Government's relationship with business; we work to tackle climate change and ensure that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean. We feel the department has an exciting remit, and we hope you agree. Learn more - visit us! If you would like to learn more about the role and the department please come along to our policy roles open evening on Tuesday 4 April 16:00 - 18:30 at The Conference Centre, 1 Victoria St, London SW1H 0E. Attendance is by RSVP only, please confirm via the Eventbrite portal: Your role To support our work, we are seeking a number of policy professionals to join us at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level. Our current opportunities are available in policy areas and Groups across the department. These include: - Economics & Markets - Energy Transformation - International & Growth - Energy & Security - Business & Science Key responsibilities As a policy officer, we expect you to plan and manage a range of interconnected activities to independently research and draw conclusions on your policy areas. You will need to work with energy and pace to develop robust fit-for-purpose policy design and implementation that delivers real benefits to the UK. - You grasp complex issues and identify implications to develop options for problems identified by stakeholders or ministers; - You use your excellent written and numerical skills to gather and analyse a wide range of information to develop arguments and options for your policy area; - You provide high quality policy advice and briefing to ministers and senior management; - You clearly communicate policy and represent the department in a wide range of internal and external scenarios; - You manage multiple priorities and respond flexibly to competing demands to manage the implementation of policy decisions and legislation; - You use your excellent communication skills to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders including partner bodies and other government departments. 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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Further information In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners' Recruitment Principles, our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of appointment on the basis of merit by fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: Civil Service Commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road SW1A 2HQ. To discover more and apply, please click here: •jcode= Closing date: Sunday 16th April 2017