Joint Chief Investigators (x2), Trade Remedies Authority

Location
Reading, Berkshire (GB)
Salary
Circa £90,000 per annum
Posted
08 Jun 2018
Closes
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Department for International Trade / Trade Remedies Authority

Joint Chief Investigators (x2), Trade Remedies Authority

Circa £90,000 per annum

Reading      

As part of our preparations to leave the EU, we are establishing with the Trade Bill a new independent UK body, the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA), to defend UK businesses against unfair trading practices. The TRA will be responsible for conducting investigations and recommending measures to the Secretary of State for International Trade to ensure that the UK can continue to provide a safety net to domestic industries against injury caused by unfair trading practices and unexpected surges in imports after the UK has left the European Union. Trade remedies measures are key to ensuring an effective and fair system for international trade.

We are now seeking to appoint two Chief Investigators of the TRA. Each will lead a multidisciplinary team of subject matter experts to deliver high-quality, robust trade remedies investigations, overseeing their development and further specialisation by sector or country expertise. They will also engage with senior internal and external stakeholders for the investigations their teams undertake. Members of the TRA’s senior management team, they will contribute to its wider leadership and to developing its strategy.

Successful candidates must demonstrate experience leading complex investigations that deal with legal, financial or economic issues. They must hold a post-graduate qualification in economics, finance, law, or related disciplines, with substantial senior level experience in a high-profile, complex environment. They will have strong programme management skills and experience of handling complex financial data and legal requirements. Along with the highest level of personal and professional integrity, they will have excellent communication and influencing skills to foster and maintain collaborative relationships. Experience in international trade, in particular trade remedies would be helpful.

The TRA will be established by the Government’s Trade Bill, which is currently being considered by Parliament. For the TRA to be legally established, Parliamentary approval of the Trade Bill is required, as is standard. In anticipation of receiving this, the successful candidate will initially be engaged by DIT. Following Parliamentary approval, the intention is that the successful candidate will transfer to the TRA as a permanent member of staff and, at this point, their role in DIT will end. For existing Civil Servants on loan, a new loan agreement between their home department and the TRA will be agreed and will replace the initial loan agreement with DIT.

These will be challenging and demanding, yet exceptionally rewarding, roles. They will offer the successful candidates a unique and exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to the delivery of a fair and robust trade remedies regime in the UK once we have left the EU, to positively protect the UK’s industries, and to ensure the TRA is set up to succeed in the long term. 

For further information about the role, please download the candidate pack at www.veredus.co.uk reference 930766.

Closing date is 9:00 am on Tuesday 3 July 2018

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