HM Treasury Darlington, County Durham
Aug 26, 2021Full time
Trade Analyst · Salary: £29,320 - £35,000 · Contract Type: Permanent · Working Pattern: This post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated. · Location: Darlington Most Treasury employees will work a hybrid pattern, spending half their working week in the office and half working remotely. For a full time employee, this means spending 2-3 days a week in an office, on average. Are you interested in playing an important role in a key government Department that offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our International Team at HM Treasury. In this role, you will work within a team that ensures the UK continues to thrive in an evolving global economy, helping to promote and protect the UK's international economic interest. We work on some of the most crucial topics in Government, such as free trade agreements, climate change and managing our relationship with Europe, US and emerging markets. You will be helping to support the Government's ambitious trade agenda by driving the development of policy and challenging the work on trade. Your role within the team: In an exciting new area of taxation within the UK, you will provide analysis and policy development for tariff policy assessments and decisions. Representing HM Treasury interests in cross-Government meetings, you will look to influence thinking. This role will continuously look to challenge you, with your key priorities being; Producing analysis to support any tariff policy assessments and decisions, such as responding to tariff suspensions requests Providing analysis of any wider tariff issues, including in areas relating to developing country preferential trade, free trade agreements, other bilateral trading relationships and across thematic policy areas Creating analysis to support monitoring of the evolving UK-EU trading relationship What you can bring to us: The Trade Policy team pride ourselves on maintaining and continuously improving a culture that is friendly, welcoming and expansive, and as well as your dedication to this we are looking for; Ability to analyse information and evaluate evidence to provide clear conclusions or support recommendations to senior officials or ministers Capable of communicating sophisticated and technical concepts to non-experts to help inform and craft policy decisions Confident establishing positive relationships with, and influence, people who have different roles and perspectives Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you have relevant industry expertise, proven by either; a Degree (or equivalent qualification) in economics or a similarly analytical field (Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics or Data Science), or significant previous experience in an economics role. This role is based in our Darlington office which is part of the Darlington Economic Campus - the Campus is a pioneering new cross-government hub which will bring together people across departments and public organisations to play an active role in the most important issues of the day. The work of the Campus will make a real difference to people both UK and internationally. There will be substantial career opportunities and exciting prospects - a career at the Campus means you will be working at the heart of Government, with access to the benefits and fantastic opportunities offered by the civil service. This role is based at HM Treasury and we will be joined on the campus by: · Department for International Trade · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy · Office for National Statistics · Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government · Department for Education HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status. Some of the Benefits our people love! · 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen's birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month · Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours) · Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages · Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions. · Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances · A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network) How you can get more information For more information about the role, salary, benefits and how to apply please follow the "Apply" link. We are offering several drop-in sessions to support your application and provide further information on the Civil Service recruitment process; Recruitment Candidate Guidance Sessions 1. Tuesday 24th August, 12:00 - 13:00 PM 2. Wednesday 1st September, 17:00 - 18:00 PM Senior Policy Adviser Drop In Session 1. Thursday 2nd September between 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM Interviews for the positions will be held between 15-17th September If you need any reasonable adjustments to take part in the selection process, please tell us about this in your online application form, or speak to the recruitment team. Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners' Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT by email. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.