UK Government - Department for Transport is currently opening career opportunities to fill positions Policy Advisor EU Transition which will be placed in London Next info details
This is an exciting opportunity to join a team in a challenging and high-profile policy area. The EU Transition Division manages, in a coordinated and effective way, all the transport related implications of leaving the EU. We work across DfT to secure a successful outcome from EU negotiations, providing advice on strategy, tactics and policy. We act as lead negotiator for transport, working closely with No.10's Task Force Europe, the Devolved Administrations, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, and with Departments leading on relevant cross-cutting areas, such as Northern Ireland, goods, data, and climate and the environment.
Our Portfolio Management Office is responsible for governance and reporting arrangements, working with the Transition Taskforce in Cabinet Office and others across Whitehall, as well as the Government Internal Audit Agency and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority to ensure effective external assurance for DfT's work.
We work closely with the modal policy teams, the Cabinet Office and others to set the direction for DfT’s EU transition work, making sure that our views and needs are well understood at all levels across Whitehall.
The team forms part of the International Directorate, which in addition to EU work, also leads on the Department’s input to international trade and better regulation, protecting the UK’s interests and promoting the UK as a place to do business with.
DfT has a challenging programme of work to deliver for EU Exit, and this team’s work provides an oversight to all of this; taking care of issues that really matter to UK businesses and consumers alike.
Our Directorate enjoys positive staff engagement with staff willing to demonstrate flexibility when needed to complete work that is often fast-moving and unpredictable, and you will be expected to support this culture. However, the team does support a wide variety of flexible working practices.
As we transition out of the EU this role’s deliverables will change. Therefore, a degree of flexibility and an open mind will be required as work areas will change and evolve. Initially the role could include delivering the following:
Implementation of any deal with the EU
Oversight of DfT’s arrangements to implement the Future Relationship Act:
- Regulatory role for future regulatory opportunities outside of the EU
- Strategy for oversight of joint committees (that oversee implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol)
- Relationship with Devolved Administrations
- Supporting implementation of goods annexes of any future relationship with the EU (auto etc)
Oversight and coordination of any transport-related issues
EU exit opportunities
- Leading strategic thinking across DfT
- Possible lead role in coordinating legislation
Developing and rolling out a new engagement strategy, including how DfT works with:
- EU institutions
- Member States
- Trade organisations/industry bodies
- Posts across the EU27
Please refer to the attached Role Profile for an in-depth view of this post.
You are a motivated individual with excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills to engage confidently with ministers, senior officials and other colleagues, including the ability to challenge where necessary. You develop positive relationships with colleagues and partners, building good networks to ensure effective information-sharing and support delivery of the best outcomes.
Quick to understand technical detail, you also understand the broader strategic context to a piece of work and develop policy that takes account of this bigger picture. You are a strategic thinker with the ability to link issues and policy areas together to maximise opportunities to add value and to consider how Policy can be delivered.
Due to the team’s work being difficult to predict, you must be organised, keen to learn new skills and show flexibility to respond to new and unanticipated challenges as they arise.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
Being part of our brilliant means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.
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