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Senior Policy Adviser – Public Spending Analysis

Employer
HM TREASURY 1
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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If you’re interested in making a difference to people’s lives across the country, the Treasury is the department for you!

The Public Spending Group has a high-profile role in Government, setting the Government’s overall spending plans and ensuring they deliver value for money for the taxpayer. The General Expenditure Policy (GEP) team sits at the heart of the Group with its overarching function of public spending control and its role coordinating expenditure (spending) policy across HM Treasury.

We are looking for a Senior Policy Adviser to join us in a central and fast paced role within the GEP'S Public Spending Analysis Unit. You will be at the centre of fiscal events (Budgets, Spending Reviews) at a time when spending choices are essential to the Government’s macroeconomic and fiscal strategy, leading analysis on the impact of multi-billion-pound decisions.

You will:
  • Lead on the spending forecast. Own and develop HM Treasury’s “Spending Model” to produce high quality analysis and data for Ministers, Special Advisors and Senior officials, and the published analysis that underpin fiscal events.
  • Lead on analysis to advise the Chancellor on options for levels for future path of public spending.
  • Manage the DEL forecast process at fiscal events (including the Budget). This means working collaboratively with other HM Treasury teams and balancing competing priorities to deliver at pace within the Budget timetable.
  • Track Annually Managed Expenditure (AME; includes welfare and other demand-led spending) policy, forecast and control.
  • Support the leadership of the unit and the wider GEP team, helping to nurture a strong, collaborative culture, and support planning and resourcing decisions, while working in line with HMT and team values.
  • Provide encouraging line management whilst ensuring your report has clear responsibilities and autonomy on their portfolio. It is vitally important that you are committed to working in a team that supports diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.

We are a collaborative team with cross-cutting responsibilities across spending and between different branches. The responsibilities and priorities of the post-holder may change as challenges evolve.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent analytical and numerical skills, with a proven track record to use data to draw conclusions and make reasoned recommendations. You will be skilled at managing multiple contending priorities while under pressure, as well as having excellent critical thinking and work-planning skills. Lastly, you'll have high emotional intelligence and the ability to build positive working relationships across different teams.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

This role is available in London or Darlington.

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 Levelling up, Housing, Communities
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport
  • Competition and Markets Authority

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 King’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)

If you need any reasonable adjustments to take part in the selection process, please tell us about this in your online application form, or speak to the recruitment team.

Complaints procedure

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT Recruitment Team.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.
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