London: £32,320 - £38,000 National: £29,320 - £35,000Contract Type
This post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.LocationLondon/Darlington
Most Treasury employees will work a hybrid pattern, spending half their working week in the office and half working remotely. For a full time employee, this means spending 2-3 days a week in an office, on average.
Are you interested in playing an important role in a key government Department that offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Securities and Markets Team (SAM).
The SAM team develops policy on matters relating to international financial markets.
One of the team's most immediate objectives is to formulate the Treasury's position on the future of the UK's wholesale financial services regulations as the UK has now left the EU. This involves scoping out potential improvements to the rules inherited from the EU and identifying the opportunities and impacts of different options.
The team works closely with colleagues in the Bank of England, the UK regulators and the UK Mission to the European Union (UKMis), and the team routinely engages with the financial services industry. The team is also responsible for contributing to major international negotiations at G20 level.Key Accountabilities
Good policy making is about understanding what needs to change, what problems need to be solved and supporting Ministers to arrive at the best solution to deliver the change.
Policy also means working out how we are going to make the changes or solve the problems, and then delivering on those plans. To do all this, we need to build relationships with Ministers, Civil Service colleagues, groups with expertise and the public.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a range of skills, including strong problem-solving skills, the ability to clearly explain your thinking both in writing and in person, and the drive to overcome challenges and see your ideas through into action and delivery.
You don't need to be a policy professional or have any specific qualifications to apply to work as a Policy Adviser at HM Treasury. We are looking for people who have the right set of skills for the role, who demonstrate the values of our organisation, and who are motivated to come and work with us.Key Accountabilities:
- Prepare advice for Ministers on key strategic decisions relating to Primary Markets policy and regulation.
- Prepare and conduct a review of the UK's disclosure regime for retail investors.
- Lead policy input into proposals to create a new trading venue for small and medium enterprises as part of HM Treasury's Wholesale Markets Review.
- Represent the interests of the Primary Markets team on cross-cutting, high-profile issues across the Treasury.
- Build and maintain relationships across Whitehall on cross-cutting issues, working closely with Departments including BEIS, DCMS and the Home Office, as well the independent regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Darlington Economic Campus is a pioneering new cross-government hub which will bring together people across departments and public organisations to play an active role in the most important issues of the day. The work of the Campus will make a real difference to people both UK and internationally. There will be substantial career opportunities and exciting prospects - a career at the Campus means you will be working at the heart of Government, with access to the benefits and fantastic opportunities offered by the civil service. This role is based at HM Treasury
and we will be joined on the campus by:
- Department for International Trade
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Office for National Statistics
- Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
- Department for Education
You can find out more information about Darlington here - www.enjoydarlington.co.uk
HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status!Some of the Benefits our people love!
- 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen's birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month
- Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages
- Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.
- Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances
- A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)
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