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  • Remote working
  • £500+ per day
  • Contract , 3 months
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Government
  • Discipline: Risk Management, Project Management, Design Management, Design, Public Sector, Legionella Risk Assessment, Finance Management, Policy Management, User Researcher
  • Languages: English

Location: London But WFH


Pay Rate to Candidate: Up to £500 umbrella Security Clearance: BPSS CV Deadline: Mon 30th 12 Noon Interview Process: Video Call

Main Duties and Responsibilities: Successfully delivering evidence based end to end complex and strategic projects working with diverse stakeholders and virtual teams on policy oriented programmes Designing policies that take account of legal environment; EU considerations Providing guidance on policy and regulatory appraisal including effective anticipation of risk Ensuring policies; programmes _ services are on track and deliver desired outcomes Providing advice on the presentation and implementation of policies; and ensuring policy interventions are communicated effectively.

Understands the context and background of the policy area and that building a strong knowledge base is crucial in all areas of policy development and delivery. Works with the team to understand the history and builds on lessons learn from the past. Has a clear understanding and working knowledge of what it means to be a civil servant and how to support Ministers and Government.

Uses information from analysts, statisticians and social researchers to support policy design. Understands the benefits and risks of using data, making effective use of experts to develop a sound evidence base to support policy recommendations.


Plays a significant leadership role in promoting the use of behavioural approaches to policy development; gets the best from people; encourages others to take informed risks and experiment with ideas, solutions and designs.

Asks insightful questions, accurately assesses options and supports others to recommend policy options which align with the underlying problem, especially when under intense time pressure.

Designs, develops and manages projects that involve all aspects of user-centred and experience-based design processes in the context of government services and policy.

Commissions suitable research including personas, user journeys and segmentation. Will challenge poor data/evidence.

Identifies credible alternative assumptions and assesses their implications for economic /business benefits.

Identifies any potential conflicts of interest in policy development and handles them sensitively. Shows an in-depth understanding of how and when to react in unexpected situations eg crisis management.

Considers in advance how stakeholders and the public may respond to proposals and plan for a range of scenarios, using risk management and assurance processes effectively to ensure accurate and timely consideration of stakeholder input; understands the importance of including how outcomes will be evaluated at an early stage of policy development; uses research and trials to inform policies; understands and uses a range of evaluation techniques.

Understands the commercial context in which their policy will operate; engages tactically and strategically with suppliers and commercial experts to achieve the best possible outcome; ensures that policies deliver value for money. Engages with confidence and credibility, to maximise value for money for the taxpayer and to ensure that security standards are considered

  • Quote ref: 995218/21990

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