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Policy Advisers - Pensions and Savings Team

Higher Executive Officer Senior Executive Officer This is a Range D post. Successful HEO and SEO applicants will transfer on a level basis.


Salary Range:

£31,710 - £40,800

Department and Location:

HM Treasury

This post can be based in London (1 Horse Guards Road) or Darlington (Feethams House).

Advert Closing Date:


Contract Type:


Available Working Pattern:

Flexible Working, Full-time, Part-time

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Job Description:

Job description
About the Group

Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions

We work to build a tax and welfare system that supports the government’s goals of fiscal sustainability, economic growth, and fairness. We look after high-profile areas including personal taxes, labour markets, welfare, tax administration, pensions, tax avoidance, and savings. We also coordinate spending controls for HM Revenue & Customs, Department for Work and Pensions. The Group is responsible for over £400bn in tax receipts and £300bn in welfare spending, impacting the lives of millions of citizens across the UK.

Our work means that we are often at the centre of ministers’ decision making, and we play a significant part in the Budget and the Spending Review. We work closely with HMRC, DWP and Number 10, and with a wide variety of external stakeholders.

PTWP is a friendly, diverse, and inclusive Group, with a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms. We have an active ‘Wellbeing Plan’ focussed on learning and belonging.

Person Specification:

We are looking for the below behaviours and we will ask you to demonstrate these in your application form. Please review the Candidate FAQ document that is attached to the advert for guidance on how to complete your application form.

Working Together: Ability to build professional relationships with a range of stakeholders to deliver shared objectives, even when you have differing points of view.
Making Effective Decisions: Ability to use relevant, credible information from both quantitative and qualitative sources to support decisions.
Seeing the Big Picture: Ability to align work contribute to wider organisational priorities while remaining alert to emerging issues that might impact your work area.
Communicating and Influencing: Ability to communicate complex information clearly and with purpose to influence the work of others.
The lead criterion is: Working Together

If we receive large volumes of applications, we will conduct an initial sift on the lead criterion only.

Candidate Guidance Support Session

We will be running an overview of Success Profiles and the STAR approach; top tips for the application and interview process and an opportunity to ask general questions around our recruitment practices. If you would like to join us, then use the link below to join the call at the right time.

Monday 30th October 2023 17:00 - 17:30 Click here to join the meeting

Thursday 9th November 2023 12:30 - 13:00 Click here to join the meeting

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