Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior Policy Coordinator


Job Description:


Please apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 28th October 2021




At HMRC, we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; a broad and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make an exciting career at HMRC accessible to you.


Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.


HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority with a vital purpose of collecting the money that pays for our public services and provides financial support to people. Our vision is to be a trusted, modern tax and customs department and it’s our job to make it easy for customers to get tax right, and hard for anyone to bend or break the rules.


About the Team


We are looking for 2 posts.


These are two exciting and central roles at the heart of HMRC’s policy group, working across the Department, with senior officials and HM Treasury.


The post holders will join the Fiscal Events (FEOGD) team who manage HMRC’s contribution to key fiscal events, such as the Budget, the Finance Bill, Spring/Autumn Statements and L-day (consultation on draft Finance Bill legislation).


The successful candidates will lead the coordination and management of key Fiscal Event processes in HMRC and have a key role in helping shape tax policy design. Both roles will also support the Fiscal Events team to:


• Provide support on briefing as and when required.

• Coordinate Budget and Finance Bill documentation ensuring quality standards are met.

• Ensure Budget security is maintained.


Job Description


Fiscal Event coordination work is fast paced, high profile and wide ranging. The post holders will work with stakeholders across business areas in HMRC to manage key processes and functions in the team and support policy leads prepare for fiscal events.


The exact split of responsibilities between the two posts, including those listed below, will be agreed in discussion with the successful candidates.


  • Lead the coordination of Tax Impact and Information Notes (TIINs) for both primary and secondary legislation across HMRC, supporting policy colleagues and liaising with analysis (KAI) and impacting teams during the drafting process and with HM Treasury and other officials across Whitehall to ensure appropriate clearance/publication of documents.
  • Support the policy management of measures, including delivery assessments and impacting work, through coordination of oversight groups, regular engagement and data reconciliation with stakeholders, and reporting/briefing on policy measures.
  • Coordinate and support the development of Explanatory Notes for the Finance Bill, working with policy colleagues across the policy partnership in HMRC/HMT.
  • Proactively maintain Budget and Fiscal Event guidance and support outreach to the policy community in HMRC and HMT by designing and delivering learning products/sessions, including Budget launch events.
  • Support the development and publication of formal products for fiscal events, such as the Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates (OOTLAR) document for Budget.
  • Provide support to Statutory Instrument and secondary legislation coordination work in the team, working closely with HMRC Solicitors and Cabinet Office.


Essential Criteria


  • The ability to build strong and effective relationships with policy leads and delivery specialists to collaborate and manage processes across teams.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid and pressurised environment to deliver quality work and maintain a resilient approach. and drive forward areas of work.
  • The ability to independently drive forward areas of work, prioritise effectively and have strong attention to detail.
  • Experience of working with senior leaders and partners, possess strong interpersonal skills and possess an ability to influence at all levels.


Desirable Criteria


  • Experience of policy work, a strong understanding of the Budget and Fiscal Event process and/or policy coordination are highly desirable but not crucial.
  • Solid Understanding of MS Office and other IT applications is also desirable.


Please follow the link and learn more on how to apply.