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Are you able to grasp complex issues and develop solutions quickly?
Are you a great communicator?
Do you genuinely want to make a difference in your work?

At the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), we are offering you the chance to work on policies that will define the UK’s relationship with business, Europe and the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are, or who want to become, policy professionals, working on issues such as securing clean energy supplies, leading the government’s relationship with business and ensuring the UK excels in science, research and innovation. You don’t have to have specific experience in writing government policy; you just need the skills, experience and desire to make a real and tangible contribution in your role.

Who we are

BEIS is a new department at the heart of the Government’s agenda, with a vision for an economy that works for everyone. We are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the Government’s relationship with business; we work to tackle climate change and ensure that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean.

We feel the department has an exciting remit, and we hope you agree.

Your role

To support our work, we are seeking a number of policy professionals to join us at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level. Our current opportunities are available in policy areas and Groups across the department. These include:

  • Economics & Markets
  • Energy Transformation
  • International & Growth
  • Energy & Security
  • Business & Science

Key responsibilities

As a policy officer, we expect you to plan and manage a range of interconnected activities to independently research and draw conclusions on your policy areas. You will need to work with energy and pace to develop robust fit-for-purpose policy design and implementation that delivers real benefits to the UK.

  • You grasp complex issues and identify implications to develop options for problems identified by stakeholders or ministers;
  • You use your excellent written and numerical skills to gather and analyse a wide range of information to develop arguments and options for your policy area;
  • You provide high quality policy advice and briefing to ministers and senior management;
  • You clearly communicate policy and represent the department in a wide range of internal and external scenarios;
  • You manage multiple priorities and respond flexibly to competing demands to manage the implementation of policy decisions and legislation;
  • You use your excellent communication skills to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders including partner bodies and other government departments.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Sunday 16th April 2017