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Define the Defra of the future

It’s an exciting time to join the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). We deal with a vast range of issues that profoundly impact on people’s lives on a daily basis. From our countryside, marine environment and coastal landscapes, to the food we eat, and the farming and fishing sectors we depend upon. It’s our job to protect these vital aspects of the UK from a wide range of natural threats and hazards. And the challenge is growing all the time. Now, as we prepare to exit the European Union, we’re searching for the policy advisors who will play a key role in delivering our vision: ‘creating a great place for living’.

Joining Defra in one of two teams – either Marine and Fisheries or EU, International and Trade – you will have the opportunity to take on a broad array of work, including guiding policy development, legislation, trade agreements, EU exit negotiations, and more. With a choice of work locations (London, Bristol and York), a welcoming environment that nurtures your progression, and the potential for flexible working – you’ll find that Defra is a fantastic place to build your career. So if you’re a proactive, flexible and self-motivated team-player with the ability to work diplomatically in sensitive situations, and if you’re comfortable performing complex analysis, identifying risks, drawing and presenting conclusions – then we’d love to hear from you.

Salary: £28,040 (National) £31,290 (London) - £31,680 (National) £35,350 (London)
Contract: 2 year FTC with chance of extension or permanency
Location: Bristol, South West, BS1 5AH; City of Westminster, London, SW1P 3JR; York, Yorkshire and the Humber, YO1 7PX

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 10th September 2017