UK nationals: Advisor EU Exit (Energy and Climate Change)

London, , GB

Job description
Would you like to play a key role in delivering EU exit? 

Would you like to develop plans to ensure the UK has a reliable, low cost and clean energy system? 

Can you apply your skills to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future? 

At the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) we are recruiting for several fast paced, high profile roles which offer the opportunity to be at the heart of the Government’s thinking on one of the defining issues of this Parliament – the UK’s relationship with the EU. 

The wider team that you will join is developing and implementing the UK’s EU exit policy for energy and climate change issues. There are lots of opportunities to take ownership of work packages and advise on significant policy decisions. The role will provide opportunities to develop leadership and management skills by delivering outcomes through virtual teams of policy, legal and analysis colleagues, as well as developing project planning and management skills. 

About the Team 

The Energy and Climate Change EU Exit is a new directorate at the heart of ensuring that the UK’s aims and objectives in Energy and Climate Change are met, in the process of exiting the EU. We are a small but growing team that works with teams across the department and across Whitehall to take forward a significant and important programme. 

You can find out more about what it is like to work for us by attending an Open Evening. 

About the Role 

We have a number of roles required to support the vital preparation for and input into energy and climate change negotiation positions. These will be critical coordination roles working with analysts, lawyers, technical and commercial experts, and many other interested parties. These roles will work on detailed policy design and implementation. These roles could include parliamentary work, stakeholder engagement, governance and negotiation planning, depending on the skills and preferences of successful applicants. 

Key Responsibilities 
Depending on skills and experience of successful candidates, there will be opportunities to lead different aspects of the wider programme and considerable scope for taking initiative and creative approaches to the challenges being faced. 

• Manage a range of reporting requests to tight timelines across a number of stakeholder groups. Imperative to be able to build great working relationships with team to facilitate this work being completed quickly and to a high standard 
• Detailed policy design and implementation 
• Building relationships and working with others, including analysts, lawyers, technical and commercial experts, teams elsewhere in BEIS and in other Government Departments, delivery partners and external stakeholders 
• Preparing briefing and other supporting documents for Ministers and colleagues 
• ensuring delivery against agreed programmes timelines and key performance indicators 
• Designing and delivering consultations, including, but not limited to running stakeholder engagement events 

Personal Specification 
You will have the ability to work under pressure, be flexible, proactive and self-motivated. 

You will be politically aware and be able to anticipate the impact of your work when formulating proposals for change. You will have the ability to prepare clear and concise written material, and clearly communicate at all levels including senior stakeholders. 

Successful applicants do not need to have an energy or climate change background, but an active interest in energy and climate change, and familiarity with the role they play within the wider economic and policy landscape would be beneficial. 

Familiarity with the EU is an advantage. If not, a successful candidate will be supported to rapidly develop expertise in the workings of the EU institutions and working methods. Highly developed political judgement is often required in balancing (and articulating to others) the competing demands of the variety of interests involved. 

About BEIS 
BEIS is a new department at the heart of Government’s agenda, with a vision of an economy that works for everyone. We are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the Government’s relationship with business; we work to tackle climate change and ensure that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean. Our role is vital to lead the Government’s vision in a context of momentous change, responding to both the short-term domestic impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and working to define the next stage. 

We feel the department has an exciting remit, and we hope you agree. 

Please click on the following link to find out more about what BEIS does and why it is a great place to work.  

See attached candidate pack for further information. 

We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

Leading and communicating
Collaborating and partnering
Seeing the big picture
Delivering at pace
Making effective decisions