We are looking for highly motivated problem solvers with an enthusiastic approach to their work to join us in securing a successful future for the UK.

In DExEU, we attract the most capable minds needed to make history; by delivering Brexit and continuing our constructive relationship with the EU as friends and partners in facing the challenges that lie ahead.

We’re a small, exhilarating department focused on policy development and delivery. We offer Civil Servants early exposure to Ministers and senior officials; opportunities to develop critical expertise in our relationship with the EU; and provide a development offer for staff that is second to none.

We’re driven by our shared values, including our commitment to creating a fair and inclusive working environment. When you join us, you will experience the DExEU Difference, which brings to life our determination to support everyone to give their best; to use their time here to help develop their potential and, longer-term, to achieve their aspirations.

You won’t need specific policy or project management experience to join us – just the capacity to think laterally, analyse information critically, convey information clearly and work in partnership to achieve the best results for the country. You will become a part of a diverse group of people who have been selected from across Whitehall and beyond to make history.

We’re proud to offer a generous and wide-ranging benefits package, including varied time, part time, flexible or job share working arrangements – and these opportunities are open solely to those looking for flexible positions. This way, you can fulfil a challenging role while balancing your work and home life and enjoying the right support from your colleagues.

Senior Policy Adviser

Senior Policy Advisor - part time roles

Department for Exiting the European Union

Salary: £53,349 - £70,302

Part time/Flexible time roles - two-year fixed-term appointment

Location: London

Our work impacts on everything from agriculture and transport, to defence and health – and with our imminent exit from the European Union, the challenges we face have never been more exciting or important. We are committed to offering flexible working options, we actively encourage those who are looking to work reduced, part time hours. You could be at the heart of this work – while balancing your work and home life. To help us shape some of the country’s most high-profile policies in the Priority Projects Unit (PPU), you will: 

  • Undertake short-term postings in one of our directorates to manage new policies and deliver priorities, or support areas that require additional resources;
  • Move between multiple projects and manage competing deadlines, without compromising on the quality of your work; and
  • Trial new approaches and work creatively at the cutting edge. 

The tasks we face are unprecedented and ever-changing, so you will be an important part of our team if you are a highly motivated problem-solver with an enthusiastic approach and great communication skills. We will look to you to support other Policy Advisors with their own development and professional goals, so you will need to be comfortable motivating and empowering others within our small yet dynamic department. 

In return for helping us define some of the UK government’s top priorities, we will support you with a range of flexible working options including part time, job share and term time hours. Successful candidates will need to be office-based in central London for a minimum of two days per week, but we are committed to offering flexibility. 

On top of this, you will also receive an exceptional benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave 5 weeks, increasing by one day per year for the first five years of your civil service employment (on a pro-rata basis);
  • A contributory pension (on a pro-rata basis);
  • Staff bonuses and recognition;
  • Volunteering days;
  • Childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options;
  • An employee discount scheme; and
  • Mentoring and coaching schemes from quality providers, as well as strong learning and development programmes. 

Together, we can forge a bright future for the UK and secure the nation’s prosperity for years to come. So do you want to join us? 

Closing Date: 6 Oct 2019



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