Summary The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has a broad and exciting policy agenda that touches most parts of UK society and economy. Our mission is to lead Britain's recovery through the following priorities: Leading the world in taking on climate change (achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 & driving green economic growth); Unleashing innovation through solving the Grand Challenges facing our society (growing productivity and investment in research and development); Making the UK the best place in the world to grow a business and to work (forging an outward-looking economy, reforming corporate governance and building fairer and more inclusive workplaces). Fighting Coronavirus by accelerating the development, manufacture and deployment of a vaccine in the UK and overseas to protect life. There are a range of SEO roles to be filled through this recruitment campaign across a variety of business areas covering the priorities as listed above. We are seeking a diverse range of skills and experience, and welcome those who bring transferable skills from other fields or sectors. A few examples of areas you might work on include: • Shaping strategy, new policy and legislation to decarbonise the UK's homes, public sector and business buildings. • Crafting a plan to roll out low carbon heat across the whole economy. • Supporting the development of policies to help businesses seize the opportunities of global free trade through EU negotiations. • Working with key stakeholders to develop ideas to increase productivity through the creation of high-value and better paid jobs. • Helping businesses bounce back from Coronavirus by supporting the development of a roadmap to recovery, including access to finance and regulatory easements. • Supporting the Vaccine Taskforce, which involves funding for trials and international collaboration. • You may be working on taking new legislation through Parliament and advising Government Ministers on new ideas. Responsibilities Person specification and essential criteria: We are looking to fill a number of roles through this exercise, so are not looking for a single, fixed set of skills. We encourage applications from people with a diverse set of experience and backgrounds. Successful candidates will potentially: • Contribute to policy development or delivery, working closely with teammates to coordinate specific tasks and work-packages; • Work collaboratively with analysts, commercial specialists, contractors and industry to assess the impacts of different policy options and develop delivery plans; • Build specialist expertise for your policy area and develop advice for Ministers and senior officials on Government policy; • You may have the opportunity to line manage another member of the team. Desirable skills will vary by role and not every role will need all of the following, but include: • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and able to communicate complex matters to different audiences; • Analytical, numerical skills and ability to weigh up sources of evidence in order to formulate pragmatic options; • Experience of policy development, in any sector of the economy; • The ability to build effective relationships with different partners. We would welcome applications from candidates with some previous knowledge of or interest in BEIS policies, but this is not essential. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Making Effective Decisions Working Together Delivering at Pace Communicating and Influencing Benefits BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including: A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours. Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme. A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30. An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue. Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts. Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks. Selection process details This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience. As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Your personal statement (maximum 750 words) should Please provide details of how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form. Candidates will be sifted on CV and Personal Statement. Candidates will be assessed on Behaviours at interview. Expected Timeline subject to change Sift Dates: w/c 26th October 2020 Interview dates: w/c 9th November 2020 Interview location: MS Teams Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process. Reasonable adjustment If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: • Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs. • Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional. Further Information If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section. If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out. Any move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You will however have access to the governments Tax Free Childcare scheme. A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made. Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you. BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home). Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications. In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading. New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band. Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here . Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.