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Ensuring the UK is able to fulfil its potential, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is at the heart of key decisions affecting every member of the nation. With our work ranging from securing a reliable platform in which to conduct national and international business, to climate change and sourcing clean and sustainable energy solutions, we enjoy a huge spectrum of multi-faceted challenges. One of our most exciting challenges to date is the UK’s ongoing exit from the European Union – and it is here that we need your support.

We are looking for a number of proactive and enthusiastic individuals to join the EU Exit Planning Team who will help us secure a smooth transition into a post-EU world. This is an important opportunity to shape BEIS’ future policies, working with policy teams across the department in order to investigate all possible scenarios that we may be faced with and the relevant contingency plans. From legislation to procurement, you will support our planning capacity as we prepare for every eventuality across a wealth of high-profile projects, identifying possible flaws in policy planning and spotting links between any issues. With your remit ranging from drafting replies to Ministerial correspondence to updating delivery reports and responding to Freedom of Information requests, this is a fascinating chance to secure the nation’s prospects.

To excel in this fast-paced role, you will be a collaborative team-player, with outstanding communication skills and the capacity to form partnerships across government and beyond. Confident making decisions and working in a fast-paced environment, your ability to see the bigger picture will ensure you are able to translate information and problems into innovative possibilities. You will also be comfortable delivering difficult messages to stakeholders, with a calm approach to planning and managing your workload. If you have project management experience, that would be a distinct advantage, but isn’t strictly necessary.

At BEIS, we are committed to helping you find a good work/life balance. You are, therefore, invited to apply for this role in either a full-time, part-time or job-share capacity, while flexible hours will be accommodated where possible. Further enhanced by training and development opportunities, a generous benefits package and the scope to work on a wealth of CV-defining projects, you are bound to flourish in our progressive ranks. Join us today – and see where your career could take you.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 25th May 2018