• Coordinate BEIS work on major new fusion programmes following EU Exit.
• Prepare briefings for ministers and senior officials on fusion policy issues and events.
• Lead on fusion-based communications, events and visits in BEIS, working closely with UKAEA and BEIS Press Office.
• Devise new approaches for the team's knowledge and project management.
• Develop and maintain very close links with colleagues in the UK Atomic Energy Authority in particular, and other external partners in general.Responsibilities
Fusion is increasingly high-profile in government and the team's work is evolving rapidly as our relationship with the EU evolves, providing potential opportunities for the postholder to tackle new challenges. The role would suit a hardworking person who is a self-starter and keen problem-solver.
The ideal candidate would have:
• Proven ability to maintain relationships at all levels.
• Proven ability to lead and drive work enthusiastically and independently, with internal and external partners.
• Some legislation, projects and/or commercial experience would be helpful but not essential.Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Delivering at Pace
- Communicating and Influencing
- Making Effective Decisions
- Seeing the Big Picture
BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:
A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours.
Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.
For the full list and to see our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see the attached Employee Offer booklet.Things you need to knowSecurity
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
Week of Sift: 16/12/2019
Week of Interviews: 13/01/2020
Interview Location: 1 Victoria Street
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Candidates will be sifted on personal and behavioural statements.
Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour (Delivering at Pace). Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.
The interview will consist of behaviour and strength-based questions. Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via email@example.com as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-Employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
Any move to BEIS will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.
BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).
Please note - the successful candidate will be expected to remain in post for a minimum of 18 months before being released for another role.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.