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

London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

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 EU Exit Energy and Climate Change team 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 which works closely across the department, across Whitehall and beyond in our efforts to secure the best outcome for energy and climate change post EU Exit. We are a friendly and supportive team with a mix of skills and experience which places high importance on growing an excellent team culture. 
It is an exciting time to be joining the team, you will be arriving at a crucial time in delivering the strategy for energy and climate change. 
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. 
• Leading and motivating a team, either in your line management and/or in a more virtual team model, to deliver complex time-bound pieces of work. 
Setting objectives, delegating work, training, developing and managing performance of team members. 
Developing detailed policy options and providing evidence-based advice to Ministers and senior officials in support of neogitiation positions. 
Mapping and understanding the stakeholder landscape including businesses, NGOs and EU member states. 
Putting in place appropriate planning using project management methodologies, which will support the wider governance frameworks across the department and across Whitehall. 
Managing and leading engagement with other departments as strategies develop. 
Keeping abreast of emerging developments and reacting to events as the EU negotiations develop. 
Representing the UK’s interests at official level meetings in the UK and abroad. 
Personal Specification 
You will have the ability to work under pressure, be flexible, proactive and self-motivated. You will have the ambition to lead and motivate a team to successfully deliver within a challenging, pressured and fast-paced environment. 
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 highly 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. 
You will be comfortable working with very senior stakeholders and confident enough to provide consistent expert advice on topics which may not form part of your area of expertise. You will need to work closely with senior officials in several other Government departments. In many of these roles you are very much part of a wider Whitehall EU team as well as part of BEIS. 
You will likely be comfortable with the prospect of travelling to Brussels and occasionally to other European countries, and representing the UK at official level. 
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. 
Open Evening 
If you would like to find out more about the Department and the roles on offer, please come along to our Policy Open Evening on Tuesday 9th July 2018, 1600-1800, at the BEIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET. 
Attendance is by RSVP only, please confirm here via the Eventbrite portal 
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