Trade policy and negotiations statistician (SEO)
Directed by the Chief Statistician, this role will be in the new Grade 7 led Trade Policy and Negotiations statistics team. This team will work alongside policy and economist colleagues in Department for International Trade (DIT) to make timely and relevant statistics available for new trade agreements and set high standards in the use of trade statistics.
This is a challenging role and you will need a real enthusiasm for statistics and a passion for good use of evidence. Training will be provided in trade policy and negotiations through the Diplomatic Academy and on trade statistics through our in-house training. Ongoing support and mentoring will be provided from the very supportive DIT trade stats community.
The work is fast paced and high profile. There will be regular contact with private offices and other senior officials in DIT and Whitehall. You will need to be flexible and able to adapt to working with competing priorities. The role will provide excellent development and you will gain the experience of developing a vital statistical function in a new department.
The post holder will work collaboratively across Analysis and Trade Policy Group to:
- develop the statistical evidence to inform negotiations and for new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and become the authority on data sources
- develop the statistical evidence in specific country ‘Trade Reviews’
- develop analysis and stats tools, working with analyst colleagues, for use in negotiations, including the use of HMRC Tariff Rate Quota data
- produce trade statistics products for working groups with other countries including data exchanges of statistical information and discussions with other National Statistics Institutes
- design statistical tools for Free Trade Agreements, in collaboration with DIT digital
- work with World Trade Organisation statistical information and data bases
- work with private offices on briefing and with the Parliamentary Clerk on responses to Parliamentary Questions and Freedom of Information requests that involve statistics on trade policy and negotiations
- provide short analysis pieces to support policy colleagues and Ministers on the statistics used for FTAs and negotiations
- develop statistics inputs into the DIT cross-government trade model – and work with the outputs, linking to other data sources for a fuller picture of impacts on the economy
- you will also help build statistics capability across DIT and lead corporate activities outside of statistics to benefit the whole department
For more information please see the advert on civil service jobs.