Policy Adviser – Justice Spending and Equalities
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Closed for applications on 28/11/2023 23:55
£31,710 - £37,800
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This post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.
In this exciting and stretching role, you will be furthering work across two branches in HM Treasury’s Justice, Home Affairs and Equalities team. It is a fascinating time to join us, as we approach the end of this Spending Review period and start to think about the next!
About the Team
We are responsible for the oversight of the Government’s spending on the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Law Officer’s departments, National Crime Agency and on Parliament – as well as HM Treasury’s equalities responsibilities. We’re a friendly, collaborative and inclusive team, committed to personal development and achieving a healthy work-life balance.
About the Job
You will work with a high degree of responsibility and need to build and maintain excellent relationships with the Ministry of Justice, including at senior levels, and quickly gain the full trust of Treasury colleagues and Ministers.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Lead our work in advising and briefing ministers on a range of policy across the Justice Spending and Equalities branch.
- Lead on scrutiny of spending bids and business cases from the Ministry of Justice, analysing costing information regularly.
- Act as a key point of contact for your policy area, developing expertise in a particular area of the justice system.
- Proactively examine the evidence base on equalities and advise HM Treasury teams on the relevant policy implications.
- Build excellent relationships with teams across HM Treasury to support them in improving the way they consider equalities impacts.
You 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.
Experience of public spending, equalities or criminal justice policy is not essential. You do not 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 on a range of issues that are at the heart of how we spend money and deliver public services.
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.
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- 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 parental and adoption leave packages
- Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions of 27%
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
This job is closed for applications.