Deputy Director, Department for International Trade Legal Advisers

Recruiter
Government Legal Department
Location
London
Salary
Up to £90k subject to an assessment of skills and experience
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Ref
SDM/62417
Category
Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Deputy Director, Department for International Trade Legal Advisers

  • Do you have a very good understanding of trade law and international law, and a sound understanding of the relevant principles of EU trade law?
  • Are you able to think strategically and creatively, to see legal issues in their wider context while maintaining a strong focus on priorities?
  • Do you have experience of international government-to-government negotiations (whether international trade agreements or a comparable area), drafting legal text in this context and providing legal support to a negotiating team?

If so, you may be the right Deputy Director to lead the Department for International Trade Legal Advisers’ Free Trade Agreements legal team, which is a division of the Government Legal Department.

The Department for International Trade (DIT), established by the Prime Minister following the EU referendum, has overall responsibility for developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy for the UK. This will include preparing for and negotiating Free Trade Agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries. DIT will work side by side with the Department for Exiting the EU, which will negotiate the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

The Department for International Trade Legal Advisers is a Division of the Government Legal Department which advises DIT’s Trade Policy Group (TPG), set up to provide the capability to deliver an independent trade policy for the UK . An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Director to lead the Services and Free Trade Agreements legal team.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced and evolving environment, responsible for advising TPG on trade law issues as the department prepares for future negotiation of Free Trade Agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries. 

If you think you have the skills, experience and ambition that we are looking for, we’d love to hear from you.  

For further details and how to apply please follow the link below:

https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1539245