You will be at the forefront of the FCDO’s sanctions work, using this powerful tool to achieve priority foreign policy objectives; you will work across all our sanctions regimes, giving you significant exposure to wider foreign policy thinking in the FCDO.
The Sanctions Litigation Unit is an expanding team at the heart of a FCDO-wide effort across multiple departments and works closely with the Legal Directorate as well as FCDO geographic and thematic desks in managing the thousands of UK and UN designations in place. Your work will have a direct, real-world impact.
We are seeking candidates for two roles in the Sanctions Litigation Unit; working in a collegiate and supportive team you will:
This is a demanding policy and project delivery role and will test your ability to work at pace across a broad portfolio to drive results in the context of significant uncertainty. It requires an ability to work in a novel and technical area of policy, to quickly grasp and advise on complex detail of particular – often the most complex and fascinating – designations.
You will work as part of a team to manage legal and other risks to sanctions designations. Depending on your existing strengths and experience and your exact role in the team, you can expect to:
The role will give you the opportunity to develop a range of operational and policy skills, and to demonstrate a breadth of competencies across policy and delivery that is unusually wide for an HEO role, and to develop an understanding of legislative processes. As with all roles in the Sanctions Litigation Unit, your role may flex in response to shifting priorities, given the fast-moving nature of the Directorate’s policy focus.
While the job is largely governed by legislation, you do not need to be a lawyer; an understanding of the law and how it can applies to casework would be useful. However, this is not essential as all relevant training will be provided.
It is essential in your application that you provide evidence and proven examples in each of the following Minimum Criteria and Behaviours as far as you are able to do so. These responses will be further developed and discussed with those candidates invited for interview.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
· A Civil Service Pension.
· 25 days Annual Leave per annum.
· 9 days Public and Privilege holidays per annum.
· Learning and Development tailored to your role.
See the attached candidate pack.
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