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This is an exciting opportunity to play a part in unique projects that will shape Britain’s future. As Britain prepares to exit the European Union, you will help us to solve challenges, create fresh possibilities and embrace opportunities.

At the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) we are responsible for providing leadership across government. We will be instrumental to ensuring Britain gets the best deal and builds a deep and special partnership with the EU.

As a Policy Lead in DExEU, you will develop new skills while operating at the heart of our important work. Ours is a fast-paced and collaborative environment in which diversity, new thinking, rigour and professionalism are valued highly. We are seeking to recruit policy advisers to a number of teams across the department.

The nine policy directorates in DExEU cover a wide range of priorities from leading on the Department’s work to coordinate the domestic policy and legal implications of exit across government departments, to international agreements and trade, justice, security, and migration. You will lead teams to scrutinise policy and delivery planning, catalyse implementation and develop policy positions that resolve government wide issues.

In the Priority Projects Unit you will be part of a small team that provides flexible strategic and policy support to a range of high priority, short-term projects across DExEU. The Unit focuses on policy development, delivery and implementation.

We will assign you to a variety of interesting projects, typically for around two months at a time. With the support of a line manager within the Unit, you’ll relish the breadth and scope of challenges on offer across many complex topics.

In all teams, your work will be varied and vital. It will include anything and everything from policy delivery and analysis, through to short term problem solving on urgent issues. Working closely with policy teams, you’ll provide support on project planning and management.

Motivated and organised, you are comfortable adapting to frequent changes in projects and priorities. A real people person, you have the ability to forge good working relationships quickly with colleagues in a variety of teams.

To join us, you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to identify credible information sources, recognise patterns and trends in a wide range of data, and draw key conclusions. A real team player, you have a flair for building collaborative working relationships. The ability to clearly communicate your own views, while also inviting challenge, characterises your approach to engaging with others.

Number of Posts available: 35.
Fixed term two year contract.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Friday 19th January 2018