Head of Creative Economy, Economy Team job in London SWA at UK Government - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Employer - UK Government - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Job title - Head of Creative Economy, Creative Economy Team
Job Description

The Head of Creative Economy leads the team responsible for government policy on the Creative Industries as a whole. This is an umbrella term covering a range of industries including publishing, film, video games, architecture, design, fashion and music.

Creative Industries account for £112 billion in gross value added (more than automotive, aerospace and life sciences combined), employ over 2 million people, and contribute hugely to UK soft power.

For further details please see the attached candidate information pack.
Responsibilities Essential Requirements

Strategic Thinking and Analytical Skills: Experience of thinking from first principles, informed by quantitative and qualitative analysis, political, social and economic considerations to develop clear-sighted, evidenced policy.
Communication Skills: Experience of advising, persuading and influencing senior stakeholders, businesses, and the public, through effective written and verbal communications.
Leadership skills: the ability to build and motivate a high-performing team, welcoming and responding to views and challenges from others, and promoting or defending the team’s actions and decisions where needed.
Experience and ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels, both internally and with external stakeholders, while delivering at pace.
Desirable Requirements

Experience or knowledge of specific sectors within the Creative Industries is desirable. Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Seeing the Big Picture
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
Benefits Whatever your role, we take your career and development seriously, and want to enable you to build a really successful career with the Department and wider Civil Service. It is crucial that our employees have the right skills to develop their careers and meet the challenges ahead, and you’ll benefit from regular performance and development reviews to ensure this development is ongoing.

As a Civil Service employee, you’ll also be entitled to a large range of benefits.

This includes:
25 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years’ service. This is in addition to 8 public holidays. This will be complemented by one further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday;
A competitive contributory pension scheme that you can enter as soon as you join where we will make a significant contribution to the cost of your pension, where your contributions come out of your salary before any tax is taken; and where your pension will continue to provide valuable benefits for you and your family if you are too ill to continue to work or die before you retire;
Flexible working patterns including part-time and access to Flexible Working Schemes allowing you to vary your working day as long as you work your total hours;
Generous paid maternity and paternity leave which is notably more than the statutory minimum offered by many other employers;
Childcare benefits (policy for new employees as of 5 April 2018): The government has introduced the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme. Working parents can open an online childcare account and for every £8 they pay in, the government adds £2, up to a maximum of £2000 a year for each child or £4000 for a disabled child. Parents then use the funds to pay for registered chi
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Job Location London SWA
Date Posted 23 Jul 2020
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