Policy Adviser, International Trade in Goods

UK Government Department for International Trade
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 27

Position description

We are recruiting for a Higher Executive Officer (HEO) within the Policy Directorate of the Trade Policy Group (TPG). 

The successful candidate will be based in the International Trade in Goods team, which is responsible for policy development and negotiations on trade in goods. In particular the role will have focus on rules of origin, a key area in any trade agreement. 

We are looking for an HEO who wants to develop and deliver policy at the heart of the government’s future trade agenda. The successful candidate will be strong team member, have good analytical skills, and be able to work collaboratively across government to help shape, support and deliver the high-profile Government objective of an independent trade policy for the UK. 

The Trade in Goods Team aims to be an inclusive and diverse group of people, who work on challenging issues but in a supportive environment and who adopt flexible policies to accommodate a wide range of personal situations. 


• Assisting in the development of UK trade policy and priorities for negotiations with a broad range of different countries. 

• Managing relationships and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders. 

• Managing relationships with teams within DIT and other government departments. 

• Preparing and drafting written reports to a high standard and tight deadlines. 

• Supporting senior managers in providing advice to Ministers and handling parliamentary and public correspondence. 

Personal Attributes and Skills 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

• Commitment to collaborative working 

• Comfortable working in a complex environment 

• Ability to work with attention to detail under tight deadlines 

• Ability to drive forward own work proactively and independently 

Essential Experience 

• Experience of working effectively in a team 

• Evidence of taking responsibility for an area of work 

• Proven interest in trade, economic policy or international relations 


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions

Application instructions

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