Policy Profession: Cross Departmental Opportunities
Contract: Two-year fixed term
Salary: From £28,122 (National) and £31,837 (London)
Location: Currently, roles are available in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh with potential for home working also. Roles in other locations may become available.
Different skills. Different backgrounds. Different thinking.
The challenge of building a better UK is a team effort – let’s make it happen together
As policy professionals, we work with ministers and senior government leaders to design and implement policies that make an impact on millions of lives and every government department.
But improving the UK takes all of us. We need people from every part of society to join our profession – a true diversity of backgrounds and experience from every walk of life. The best policy professionals are problem-solvers, collaborators, communicators, and people with an eye for detail. If this sounds like you, take on the challenge and start an exciting and rewarding career in policy.
Policy Advisors develop expertise in a policy area and provide technical advice to assist in policy development. You’ll also research and analyse a wide range of evidence and data to inform policy in your area and resolve complex issues.
In the course of your work, you’ll draft policy submissions and engage with parliamentary activity. All your projects will be underpinned by good working relationships with a range of government departments and senior stakeholders.
Your experience and skills
To be successful in this role you’ll need strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to consider a problem from all sides, research issues in depth and interpret data effectively.
Good policy advisors are also highly self-motivated and innovative. You should have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and take a genuine interest in the current political landscape.
Benefits and applying with us
Once you’re part of the Civil Service, you’ll have many ways build an exciting career, not to mention our training and development programmes. No matter which department you join, you’ll also have access to generous annual leave, a Civil Service pension, options for flexible working and an excellent range of family-friendly benefits.
When we bring different people, skills and experience together, there’s no limit to what we can achieve. You might not have considered policy before, but if you have the right skillset, there are great things ahead of you.
All successful candidates will need to pass a disclosure and barring security check.
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