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Help us shape the future of the UK


Join us, and you will be part of a department that is responsible for the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.

Defra’s work will increase in complexity as the nation moves closer to leaving the EU. As we take a lead in delivering this once-in-a-generation change, everyone in every area of our organisation must work together to become even more efficient, focused and innovative. Bring your expertise to one of these vital corporate roles and you will help us to succeed.

HR

Defra has an active community of HR professionals and, as part of the wider Civil Service HR Function, encompasses all the Civil Servants working in Human Resources and Learning and Development across all Government Departments, Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies.

We work in partnership with Defra business leads, supporting them to drive improvement in a number of key areas such as attraction and retention, capability, diversity, reward and leadership. Our priorities are getting the basics right through seamless people transactions and support, and playing a transformational role in shaping the workforce of the future. In addition, Defra’s policy professionals seek HR support when considering the potential impact of any future policies on our people.

There is no requirement for you to be a CIPD member in order to work with us but you will have the opportunity to join, in order to benefit from their support and obtain professional recognition.

Finance

Joining Defra, you will become part of the Government Finance function which comprises around 10,000 people across departments, agencies, and Arms Length Bodies (ALBs). Together we are responsible for over £750 billion expenditure a year, managing over £1,450 billion of assets and £3,500 billion of liabilities. From strategic business partners to technical accountants, all members of the finance community are instrumental in helping maximise value for government spending.

The current fiscal context brings a new challenge, but also an opportunity, for the Government Finance function. As public spending is constrained, it is more important than ever that finance is at the heart of decision making. We are in a unique position to help protect, drive and add value.

Communications

The communications team is ambitious about what communications can achieve and we believe in its power to challenge perceptions, change behaviour, build partnerships and make a social and economic difference.

By joining the team you would have exposure to the full communications mix: the opportunity to work closely with policy teams, other government departments and a range of external partners to find new and fresh ways of reaching target audiences.

Organisation Development & Design Strategic Adviser - Grade 6

Grade:  Grade 6

Reference: 1604279

Locations: Bristol, South West, BS1 5AH : Reading, South East, RG1 1AF : City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4DF : Worcester, West Midlands, WR5 2NP : York, Yorkshire and the Humber, YO1 7PX

Salary: £55,710 (National) – £65,080 (National), £60,190 –  £70,310 (Inner London)

Important Dates: Full application closing date 28th October 2018

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Customer Service Centre (CSC) Admin Officer

Grade:  AO

Reference: 1604288

Locations: Bristol, South West, BS1 5AH : Carlisle, North West, CA3 8DX : York, Yorkshire and the Humber, YO41 1LZ

Salary: from £19,640 (National) – £20,220 (National)

Important Dates: Full application closing date 26th October 2018 (online test closing date 28th October 2018)

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Organisation Design and Development Practitioner - Grade 7

Grade:  Grade 7

Reference: 1604306

Locations: Bristol, South West, BS1 5AH : Reading, South East, RG1 1AF : City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4DF : Worcester, West Midlands, WR5 2NP : York, Yorkshire and the Humber, YO1 7PX

Salary: from £46,150 (National) – £54,180 (National) £59,590 – £50,750 (Inner London) .

Important Dates: Full application closing date 28th October 2018 (online test closing date 30th October 2018)

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Assistant Strategic Communications Officer - AIO

Grade: EO

Reference: 1601764

Locations: London

Salary: from £26,350

Important Dates: 19th October 2018 (Advert Closing date)

We are looking for an Assistant Information Officer to join the Defra Strategic Communications and External Affairs team to deliver communications activity around EU Exit. This will include working across the team developing and delivering communications and campaign activity to consumers and businesses so that they are ready for any changes as a result of the UK’s departure from the EU. This is a strategic priority cutting across the whole of Defra and the wider Defra group organisations.

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Customer Service Centre (CSC) – Team Leader

Grade: EO

Reference: 1602758

Locations: Bristol, Carlisle and York

Salary: from £23,480

Important Dates: 24th October 2018 (Advert Closing date) and 26th October 2018 (Civil Service Judgement Test deadline)

In this role you will lead, motivate and inspire an operational team within the Customer Service Centre, working collaboratively with other leaders to effectively deliver on a diverse range of work. This will involve ensuring that processes and procedures are followed to meet team targets and customer, business and regulatory requirements as well as recognising when these could be developed or improved.

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