Policy Officer Roles

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 06

Position description

Are you able to grasp complex issues and develop solutions quickly? 
Are you a great communicator? 
Do you want to make a real difference in your work? 

At the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), we are offering you the chance to work on policies that will define the UK’s relationship with business, Europe and the world for decades to come. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are, or who want to become, policy professionals, working on issues such as securing clean energy supplies, leading the Government’s relationship with business and ensuring the UK excels in science, research and innovation. You don’t have to have specific experience in writing Government policy; you just need the skills, experience and desire to make a real and tangible contribution in your role. 

Who we are 
BEIS is a new department at the heart of the 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. 

Learn more – visit us! 
If you would like to learn more about the role and the department and the Civil Service, please come along to our policy roles open evening on: 

Tuesday 11 April 16:00-18:00 at The Conference Centre, 1 Victoria St, London SW1H 0E 
(all applicants) 

Attendance is by RSVP only, please confirm via the Eventbrite portal: 

Your role 
To support our work, we are seeking a number of policy professionals to join us at Higher Executive Officer (HEO) level. Our current opportunities are available in policy areas and Groups across the department. These include: 
- Economics & Markets 
- Energy Transformation 
- International & Growth 
- Energy & Security 
- Business & Science 

Key responsibilities 
As a policy officer, we expect you to plan and manage a range of interconnected activities to independently research and draw conclusions on your policy areas. You will need to work with energy and pace to develop robust fit-for-purpose policy design and implementation that delivers real benefits to the UK. 

- You grasp complex issues and identify implications to develop options for problems identified by stakeholders or ministers; 
- You use your excellent written and numerical skills to gather and analyse a wide range of information to develop arguments and options for your policy area; 
- You provide high quality policy advice and briefing to ministers and senior management; 
- You clearly communicate policy and represent the department in a wide range of internal and external scenarios; 
- You manage multiple priorities and respond flexibly to competing demands to manage the implementation of policy decisions and legislation; 
- You use your excellent communication skills to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders including partner bodies and other government departments. 

Working for the Civil Service 
The Civil Service Code [link] sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. 

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles [link]. 

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Application instructions

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