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Deputy Director, Department for International Trade Legal Advisers

Reference
1539245
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Public Sector
Location
London
Salary
Up to 90,000 per annum
Expiry Date
29/05/2017
The Government Legal Department is recruiting for a Deputy Director for the Department for International Trade Legal Advisers

Job Description

  •  Do you have a very good understanding of trade law and international law, and a sound understanding of the relevant principles of EU trade law?
  • Are you able to think strategically and creatively, to see legal issues in their wider context while maintaining a strong focus on priorities?
  • Do you have experience of international government-to-government negotiations (whether international trade agreements or a comparable area), drafting legal text in this context and providing legal support to a negotiating team?

 

If so, you may be the right Deputy Director to lead the Department for International Trade Legal Advisers’ Free Trade Agreements legal team, which is a division of the Government Legal Department.

 

The Department for International Trade (DIT), established by the Prime Minister following the EU referendum, has overall responsibility for developing, coordinating and delivering a new trade and investment policy for the UK. This will include preparing for and negotiating Free Trade Agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries. DIT will work side by side with the Department for Exiting the EU, which will negotiate the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

 

The Department for International Trade Legal Advisers is a Division of the Government Legal Department which advises DIT’s Trade Policy Group (TPG), set up to provide the capability to deliver an independent trade policy for the UK . An opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Director to lead the Services and Free Trade Agreements legal team.

 

The post offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced and evolving environment, responsible for advising TPG on trade law issues as the department prepares for future negotiation of Free Trade Agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries.

 

If you think you have the skills, experience and ambition that we are looking for, we’d love to hear from you.

Further information about the role, the required skills and experience and how to apply can be found by clicking on the apply button.

 

Closing: Midnight, Monday 29th May 2017