Group Manager for Ministerial Correspondence and member of Group Manag

24000.00 - 29650.00 GBP Annual
16 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Treasury is the United Kingdom's economics and finance ministry. It is responsible for formulating and implementing the government's financial and economic policy. Its aim is to raise the rate of sustainable growth, and achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life with economic and employment opportunities for all.

Business and International Tax

The aim of the Business and International Tax Group is to provide strategic oversight of business, environmental, transport, property, VAT and excise taxes that together raise revenue of over GBP250bn a year, to deliver policy change in consultation with key stakeholders, to handle the UK's relationships with other countries, the EU and international institutions on tax issues, and to manage and mitigate risks to the UK's tax base including through tackling avoidance and evasion.

About the Team

Group Management Services is a small, close-knit team, which sits at the heart of the Group: its smooth-functioning is essential to making sure the Group is provided with a quality support service to a busy director and team of deputy directors.

The post is based in, and forms an essential part of, the GMS team. This means that, as well as the core ministerial correspondence role, there will be lots of scope for flexible working across the full range of business support functions; opportunities to share your skills with the team plus the possibility of getting involved in development opportunities.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Manage the overall flow of correspondence, PQ's, FoIs, etc in the Group to ensure that all central targets are met, working closely with other correspondence coordinators and the Correspondence Team to ensure that it is clear which cases can be dealt with centrally, which belong to the Group and to avoid receipt of cases that belong to other Groups;
  2. Work with our Correspondence Team colleagues to benchmark our Group correspondence handling processes against that of other high-performing Groups. Put in place and run a process that matches or exceeds best practice elsewhere. Efficiently manage the Group correspondence hub, charging cases out to individual policy leads in the Group straight away or taking them on personally (so that there is never a backlog of cases waiting to be assigned);
  3. Develop a clear overview of the Group's policy areas; regularly review the central repository of standard lines for the Group to ensure that existing lines are up to date; commission new standard lines to meet policy decisions/changes;
  4. Anticipate issues following Government or other announcements and provide early warning to the GMT where correspondence activity may increase and have systems and processes in place to respond quickly when this happens;
  5. Review the management information needs of the Group Management Team. Compile regular reports on overdue cases and develop regular management information to meet the needs of the management team, liaising with our Correspondence team colleagues as required;
  6. Review workload to identify potential improvements, within the team, across the GMS and relevant central processes and systems and provide constructive and actionable feedback to GMT, GMS network and central teams as appropriate.
  7. As a member of our Group Management Services, provide business support cover for Director and Deputy Directors.