Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Customs Policy Advisor

  • by HMRC
  • Location London, UK
  • Salary

    £37,606 - £40,911 / year

  • 44 days ago

Job Description:

Summary At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive 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 a fulfilling 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.

About the Team:

This role is in a high-profile Directorate within HMRC and you will have a critical part to play in ensuring the success of our future Customs policy development and delivery. This role will work within Safety and Security declarations. As part of the team you will gain the opportunity to be exposed to ministerial engagement, briefing senior leaders across Government, developing strategy, analysis, and more - making the role stretching and exciting.

You do not need experience of customs policy. What is more meaningful is the ability to learn quickly and take ownership of your policy area. Job description Your focus will be supporting policy development while working to meet Ministerial steers and international obligations. This role provides a great opportunity to get involved in policy making in an evolving area during a busy and exciting time.

Suitable candidates will be those that thrive in a fast-paced environment and who can demonstrate strong influencing and engagement skills, working across government to bring together different colleagues and ideas. We are looking for someone who is a creative problem solver, adept at finding innovative solutions while keeping in mind the bigger picture.

The civil service policy profession is central to the work of government; helping to solve problems and identifying and implementing new insights. This is a role in the Safety and Security declarations policy team where you will be helping to craft our future policy, supporting our ambition of having the world's most effective border that builds prosperity and improves security for a global United Kingdom.

Responsibilities Essential Criteria

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong stakeholder management experience.

• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to tailor products to a range of audiences, including presenting complex messages succinctly and clearly to senior audiences.

• An ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to rapidly shifting timeframes.

• Great decision making and judgement skills, being able to synthesise complex issues effectively at pace.

• Outstanding organisational skills and ability to work independently and flexibly in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

• An ability to influence others, encouraging strong working relationships with colleagues who have different objectives or priorities.

• An ability to take ownership of personal development and develop, manage, support and stretch themselves and others to deliver agreed goals and objectives at pace and to a high standard.

Desirable Criteria:

• Experience of working in policy-making or a regulated policy area.

If you are successful in securing a role, the successful candidate will be joining a lively and growing Directorate, with teams who support each other and who work to ensure a culture of inclusivity and diversity. Development opportunities are available, allowing you to develop and grow your own learning and leadership abilities.