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Policy Advisers for Digital Economy and Culture, Media and Sport

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Are you looking to join a team working on a multifaceted and diverse agenda with a focus on digital, technology culture, sport and more? If so, we'd love to hear from you! The Infrastructure, Digital and Culture Team (IDC) is a friendly and hard-working team with a broad and high-profile remit, responsible for policy and government spending on digital economy, digital infrastructure, culture, media and sport as well as cross-cutting infrastructure strategy. We are looking for two policy advisers to join us, one in our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Spending and Strategy branch, and one in our Digital Economy branch. Culture, Media and Sport Spending and Strategy We are a 6-person team advising HM Treasury ministers on a broad range of important sectors including arts and culture, sport, broadcasting and media, tourism and heritage. We hold a dual role to promote the contribution of these sectors to balanced economic growth across the UK, and to make sure taxpayer money is spent wisely through spending control and setting the budget of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. If successful, you will lead on sport, tourism and Covid-19 response. This is an exciting and stretching role that will see the successful candidate work across a varied and politically important set of issues. There is scope to tailor the role to your individual skills and interests, but responsibilities will likely include: • Holding responsibility for a portfolio of DCMS sectors including sport, tourism, events and leisure • Leading the branch’s work on the policy response to Covid-19 • Collaborating with internal and external partners on HM Treasury involvement in policy development at fiscal events, including Budgets and the forthcoming Spending Review. • Contribute to the HM Treasury policy agenda on balanced economic growth and productivity. • Support the team and wider HM Treasury’s positive corporate agenda. Digital Economy We are a 5-person team, providing advice to the Chancellor and other senior partners on how best to capitalise on the huge economic opportunities created by the digital economy in the UK. We also develop responses to the significant policy challenges emerging from digital economy. This is a dynamic, wide-ranging role combining public policy, spending oversight and strategy work, but with plenty of support to deliver this. Again, there is scope to tailor the role to your individual skills and interests, but responsibilities will likely include: • Helping to develop new measures to promote and grow our digital economy • Ensuring public spending in these areas provides value for money • Assisting ministers and senior officials in their engagement with the technology sector and with the rest of government and parliament on digital economy issues • Watching and considering developments in the tech sector and debates around the use of technology in the wider economy HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they can enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need. At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country. So, it’s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff can realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. Benefits • 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant) • Flexible working patterns, as above • Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions. Find out more about Civil Service pensions • Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving • Access to a retail discounts and cashback benefits site • 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) Complaints Procedure Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of recruitment based on fair and open competition with decisions made on the basis of 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 by email: [email protected] 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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