Policy Advisors, Digital Markets Team, Digital and Tech Policy Directorate in Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) at Manchester Square, England, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

This listing is about Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport DCMS in Manchester Square, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Belfast, Darlington, London, Manchester

About The Job

Job description

These roles offer a really exciting opportunity to join a growing and fast-paced team whose work will govern the relationship between big tech and all the different groups of users who rely on their services. Join us at the cutting edge of digital tech policy in creating a world-leading pro-competition regime, setting up a new regulatory unit to oversee it, and working with international partners to ensure our interventions are effective.

For further information, please consult the candidate pack.


Person Specification

Essential Requirements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good judgement and political understanding.
  • Resilience and adaptability.
  • Ability to credibly engage with stakeholders including across government, industry, academic and civil society.
  • Ability to combine long-term and short-term priorities to deliver high quality work at pace.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture and think strategically about issues beyond our immediate work programme.

Desirable Skills

  • Policy development experience.
  • Experience working on competition or other economic policy.
  • Experience working on technology, innovation, or data policy.
  • Regulatory Bill and/or other legal experience.

Please outline any other relevant skills, experience or knowledge as part of your application.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together


You’ll receive over 30% of your total compensation package in benefits:

Flexible working arrangements and Flexi-time

26.5 days annual leave on entry increasing to 31.5 days after 5 years’ service.

Exceptional contributory pension scheme

5 days of paid leave for L&D

5 days of paid volunteering

Parental leave up to 9 months on FULL pay

Occupational sick pay

Brilliant and engaged staff networks to join including the LGBT+, BAME, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Women’s Network.

Access to one of the world’s largest learning and development platforms

Masterclasses and talks through the DCMS Academy

Season ticket loan, Cycle to work scheme and much more!

SCS T&C’s will vary, please refer to the attached candidate information pack to find out more.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Application Process

We encourage all candidates to apply for this role.

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation to us. This should be completed no later than 23:55 on 6th April via the CS Jobs portal.

A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.

A Statement of Suitability (max 750 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Part of the application process will require you to complete a diversity questionnaire. You will have the option to select ‘prefer not to say’ but this information is very important to the Civil Service.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application please get in touch with: [email protected]

If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact the above email address.


Please be advised that the below dates are indicative only at this stage and therefore may be subject to change.

Shortlisting: We aim to conduct sifts w/c 04/4/2022

Interview Dates: Interviews will be conducted w/c 18/4/2022.

Interviews will take place remotely via Google Meets.

The interview will be a blended assessment consisting of a series of questions against the Civil Service Success Profiles: Behaviours, and Strengths.

As part of your interview, you will be asked to deliver a short oral presentation. Further information will be provided to candidates who are successful at sift stage.

Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.

You will be interviewed by a panel which has diversity of thought, experience and background.

For further information please consult the candidate pack.

Further Information

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

Please note that this role requires CTC clearance, which would normally need 3 years’ UK residency in the past 3 years. This is not an absolute requirement, but supplementary checks may be needed where individuals have not lived in the UK for that period. This may mean your security clearance (and therefore your appointment) will take longer or, in some cases, not be possible.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Access NI on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

For further information on the Access NI confidential checking service telephone: the Access NI Helpline on 0300 200 7888 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email [email protected]

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Existing Civil Servants and applicants from accredited NDPBs are eligible to apply, but will only be considered on loan basis (Civil Servants) or secondment (accredited NDPBs). Prior agreement to be released on a loan basis must be obtained before commencing the application process. In the case of Civil Servants, the terms of the loan will be agreed between the home and host department and the Civil Servant. This includes grade on return.

This role is full time only. Applicants who wish to work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply however your preferred working pattern may not be available and you should discuss this with the vacancy holder before applying.

The expectation within DCMS is that staff will normally remain in post for a minimum of 12 months for band C, 18 months for band B and 24 months for band A/AU and will not apply for DCMS roles on level transfer during that time.

DCMS has a London and a National pay scale. For more information on this, including the circumstances in which each pay scale will apply, please see the candidate information pack.

This role can be based in London, Manchester, Darlington or Belfast. The hub locations are displayed on the job advert. Not all hub locations yet have confirmed office space – successful applicants will be expected to work remotely until this becomes available.

A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.

Any move to DCMS from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at here

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the ‘Contact point for applicants’ section.

Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professiona

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This Job Is Broadly Open To The Following Groups

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job Contact

Recruitment Team

Further information

The law requires that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact ([email protected]) in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.ukecruitment/civilservicerecruitmentcomplaints/

Company: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: Manchester Square, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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