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13 Jan 2020

Full-Time Deputy Director – EU Exit

HMRC – Posted by HMRC London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Location:
Deputy Director EU Exit – London (100 Parliament Street)

Salary:
£70,000 – £90,000 per annum.

Closing date:
Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 23:55

The EU Exit team of 7 (based in London) in IPD leads the policy and delivery of all Brexit-related issues that affect social security within HMRC – that is National Insurance contributions (NICs), Child Benefit and tax credits, as affected by EU rules.
This is an interesting and challenging leadership role in a team at the heart of the EU exit citizens’ right work. A wealth of planning, legislation and preparations are required to ensure a smooth transition in all scenarios. As well as leading a small policy team, the post holder will be responsible for providing the strategic direction for the project delivering all the operational, communications and business changes needed in readiness for the UK’s exit.
Citizens’ rights under EU exit affects many Departments, and there is significant interaction with stakeholders from across Whitehall.
The team also forms part of the UK formal representation on various EU bodies, so part of the team is responsible for the continued running of these arrangements with the EU and providing steers on EU related litigation on social security co-ordination.
Responsibilities include:
• ensuring the UK is ready when we leave the EU, in respect of social security policy areas within HMRC, providing for a smooth transition for customers and HMRC;
• representation at senior Whitehall meetings on no deal preparations and readiness for engagement with the EU on the future relationship;
• HMRC’s engagement with the EU and Member States on social security co-ordination and on future negotiations;
• engagement with other Departments, particularly the Department for Work and Pensions and Home Office, understanding and influencing their proposed changes, which may affect the delivery of HMRC led policy;
• providing strategic oversight and direction for the policy team, including steers on ministerial and wider handling;
• reporting progress to Ministers, seniors, and central teams and governance bodies in HMRC and across Whitehall;
• engaging and informing externals as needed, either directly through different forums, or via external messaging;
Responsibilities
Essential:
• Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of working and leading through transformational change;
• Role modelling excellent leadership; providing highly visible people leadership, championing engagement, and collective leadership of IPD;
• Extensive recent experience and understanding of working in a fast moving policy environment;
• Ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally; confidence in dealing with, and influencing senior stakeholders;
• High level strategic thinking skills and the ability to apply customer insight;
• A track record in leading people and driving change. Successful delivery through others;

Desirable:
• Knowledge of the tax and benefits system, experience of tax policy making and an understanding of the Whitehall environment are highly desirable for all roles;
• For the EU Exit role a background in benefits policy making is desirable.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit your application to the Civil Service Jobs website: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1662164 Job reference number: 35068

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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