Digital Trade and EU Strategy Team Leaders (x3)
Government Recruitment Service
London, GB
6d ago
source : GOV.UK

Team Leader - Digital Trade (1 role)

Digital is at the cutting edge of trade policy, and this role will put you at the heart of the UK’s negotiating team as we negotiate with multiple trading partners simultaneously.

You’ll need an eye for detail as well as the big picture, to negotiate credibly and frame digital trade interests in the Department and Government’s wider agendas.

You’ll manage a high performing team of trade negotiators, and will need to be able to work flexibly and at pace across a range of subject areas and negotiations.

This is a high profile role, with considerable autonomy and senior engagement required both within Government and externally.

Team Leader - EU Strategy (2 roles)

Taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by the UK’s exit from the EU is one of the government’s top priorities.

The EU Strategy team leads on DCMS’s work with Europe. The immediate focus for the team is coordinating work preparing for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

Our programme of work has around 20 projects across the department that need to be brought together to this fixed timeline, and against a backdrop made more complex by Covid-19.

Beyond the end of the transition period, we will need to build new relationships with our European neighbours, who will remain important allies and trading partners.

Successful candidates will need to work right across DCMS to drive the programme, and engage closely with Cabinet Office and other departments to ensure our work is aligned with the rest of government.

Ministers remain very focussed on this agenda, and you will expect to have very frequent engagement with the ministerial team.

You will lead a team of 6-10 people and act as a focal point for many others working on these issues within policy teams across the department.

Digital trade

  • Negotiations leadership
  • Policy development
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • People leadership
  • EU Strategy

    The following sets out the responsibilities of the team leaders within EU Strategy. The exact remit of each role will be determined by the skills and experience of the successful candidates.

  • Programme management
  • Policy leadership
  • Stakeholder management and communications
  • People leadership
  • For further information on the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached candidate information pack

    Essential requirements for both roles

  • A track record of driving delivery and providing visible leadership, with a proven ability to develop a motivated, engaged, diverse and high-performing workforce.
  • Evidence of corporate leadership contributing to wider priorities.

  • Excellent evidence-based strategic and analytical skills, with experience of formulating, leading and implementing strategies, policies and programmes, including when under pressure, and a proven understanding of delivering value for money.
  • Political sensitivity and understanding, including a broader understanding of how to operate outside of the immediate business area or organisation, and credibility to be seen as a trusted adviser to ministers and senior officials and stakeholders;
  • Highly-developed written and oral communication skills, with the ability to brief on complex and often sensitive issues, presenting in a clear and concise manner and identifying key messages;
  • Outstanding ability to forge excellent relationships and adept at successfully influencing, challenging and negotiating, to gain the confidence of key partners and senior stakeholders;
  • Desirable skills

  • Digital Trade : Knowledge of trade policy, and / or experience of working in an international policy environment
  • EU Strategy : Experience of working on EU policy; Project and Programme Management experience / qualifications.
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