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The Trade Remedies Authority is recruiting for a wide range of roles, calling for people with different skills and experiences, but united by the ambition – to create a UK that trades its way to stability and prosperity.

Investigators

With an impressive command of data, investigators take the lead in investigating allegations of unfair trade. While supporting the UK economy, you’ll benefit from comprehensive in-house training and build CV-boosting, high-profile experience.

HEAD OF INVESTIGATIONS (GRADE 6)

£58,574 – £68,392
Reading
Apply by 7th October 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
As Head of Investigations, you’ll have a wide influence, responsible for the performance of the Investigation team.
Reporting to a Chief Investigator, you’ll make sure your team has what they need to succeed as they handle trade remedies investigations. Building relationships with your own team and other departments, you’ll be an inspirational leader and mentor, with the ability to work across several workstreams. You’ll also recommend measures that have a wide scale impact, protecting fair trade and ensuring a level playing field for UK industry. Representing the TRA and the UK in high-profile situations, travel will be key. You’ll liaise with governments and businesses around the world, attend conferences and build relationships with both stakeholders and partners.

Requirements
You’re an influential personality, comfortable in high-profile situations. Your understanding of operating in an international trade context will set you apart, as well as your ability to build and lead an effective team.

You’ll have a degree or equivalent work experience in one of the following:
– Law
– Accounting
– Audit
– Economics
– Business
– Engineering
– Sciences
– International trade
– Commercial investigations

In particular, we are looking for:
– Excellent communication skills, experience of dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders
– Significant experience in leadership, managing, coaching and motivating staff including managing performance, development and overseeing delivery of work
– The ability to think strategically and creatively, see issues in their wider context and advise accordingly
– Reliable judgement and an appreciation of risk
– The ability to drive sound analysis using complex information to produce timely and fit for purpose advice
– Experience in leading large teams

It is desirable if you have:
– Experience of trade remedies investigations or experience managing bilateral or multilateral negotiations;
– Experience of working in the international trade remedies sector, international trade laws, the WTO dispute settlement system, and/or one or more sectors governed by economic regulation.

Please download and read the job description for the Head of Investigations role.

Applying
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LEAD INVESTIGATOR (GRADE 7)

£48,968 – £56,934
Reading
Apply by 7th October 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
With an impressive command of data, investigators take the lead in conducting trade remedies investigations. While supporting the UK economy, you’ll benefit from comprehensive in-house training, and build CV-boosting, high-profile experience.

Taking charge of an investigation team, while building relationships with businesses around the world and our own teams, you’ll have all you need to build your leadership profile. Leading teams to manage cases from start to finish, you will review accounting information and complex evidence to make evidence-based recommendations.

You’ll oversee quality assurance, consider competing pieces of evidence, and set clear direction. Reporting directly to the Head of Investigations, you’ll instil best practice and ensure everyone has the skills and resources they need to be effective.

Requirements
A strong leader, calm under pressure, you can inspire, motivate and guide others. You’ll understand the political, economic and commercial context of operating in the international trade sector.

As a minimum, you will:
– Have demonstrable project management skills
– Be able to draw conclusive recommendations from quantitative and qualitative data
– Be able to develop robust analysis on the particular facts and circumstances of a case within the context of UK legislation and policy and be able to defend it against scrutiny

You’ll have a degree or equivalent work experience in one of the following:
– Law
– Accounting
– Audit
– Economics
– Business
– Engineering
– Sciences
– International trade
– Commercial investigations

It’s desirable if you have experience/knowledge of:
– Trade remedies
– Trade policy
– International trade laws
– The WTO dispute settlement system

In particular, we are looking for:
– The ability to communicate advice effectively both in writing and orally.
– The ability to think strategically and creatively, see issues in their wider context and advise accordingly
– Reliable judgement and appreciation of risk
– Sound analysis to produce timely and fit for purpose advice
– Experience of line management and/or workstream leadership.

Please download and read the job description for the Lead Investigator role.

Applying
To apply, please complete the online form.

Investigator (SEO)

£36,131 – £41,694
Reading
Apply by 30th September 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
As an Investigator in this high profile and fast-moving role, you will be responsible for conducting thorough investigations into allegations of dumping, subsidies, or unforeseen surges in imports, which underpins the TRA’s evidence-based investigations and policies.

The investigations team will undertake a range of activities including reviewing accounting information and assessing evidence from companies to produce reports and recommend measures.

An Investigator supports the Lead Investigator and is responsible for delivering elements of the investigation. They coach the Junior Analysts and may performance manage them. The Investigator will work alongside Economists and Lawyers at various stages of the investigation, showcasing analysis and reviews of the work undertaken.

You will develop key partnerships with other teams such as Legal, Policy and Appeals. You will also have the opportunity to shape your role as the organisation grows.

Requirements

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:

Essential:
– Communications and influencing skills, with the ability to establish collaborative relationships;
– Proficient in data analysis and cost accounting:
– Ability to develop robust analysis in line with legislative requirements and then have the insight to defend it against scrutiny is essential;
– Excellent drafting and written communication skills;
– Project management skills, including excellent planning and prioritisation skills;

Desirable:
– Knowledge and experience of trade policy and operating in an international context. Understanding the economic and commercial context of operating in the international trade sector;
– Experience with trade remedies investigations;
– Experience of trade remedies and or one or more sectors governed by economic regulation would be beneficial.
– Line management experience

Please download and read the job description for the Investigator role.

Applying
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Junior Investigator (HEO)

This job is now closed for applications.

Analysts

Our Analyst team of economists, statisticians and operational researchers, assesses the impact of imports and trade measures on UK industry. Join and you’ll be shaping the future of UK trade, while building the high-profile experience necessary to progress your career.

HEAD OF ECONOMICS UNIT (GRADE 6)

£58,574 – £68,392
Reading
Apply by 7th October 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
Our team of economists, statisticians and operational researchers, assesses the impact of imports and trade measures – on UK industry. Join and you’ll be shaping the future of UK trade, while building the high-profile experience to progress your career.

As one of our most respected analysts, your insight will aid investigator colleagues, and support briefings of senior decision makers. Reporting directly to the Chief Economist, you’ll lead a team of economists as they assess cases for trade remedies, motivating and guiding the team to deliver high quality analysis in a dynamic environment. You will bring analytical expertise to influence decision-making, exploring innovative approaches and embedding analytical best practice in your work. From quantitative modelling to reviewing literature, your team will provide the evidence and draw out the conclusions we need to make the big decisions.

Requirements
As a proven influencer, you have the gravitas to present complex analysis to the Authority, with the ability to think creatively about different analytical solutions to policy questions. This is an influential role that calls for strong data analysis in a fast-moving policy context.

As well as inspiring your team to ever-greater heights, you should have a flair for harnessing creativity and analysis as you tackle complex challenges.

As a minimum requirement you’ll:
– Have an Economics Master’s or Bachelor’s degree
– Have an impressive advisory record
– Be experienced in leading large teams
– Significant knowledge of and practical post-qualification experience in a relevant field of economics

Ideally, you’ll also:
– Be Government Economic Service-accredited (or to be willing to work towards this)
– Have experience of trade policy or trade remedies and operating in an international context

Personal Attributes and Skills
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

Essential:
– Demonstrable ability in undertaking economic analysis based on evidence-based assumptions; ability to apply economic techniques such as discounting, cost benefit analysis, and scenario modelling;
– Ability to think creatively about different analytical solutions to policy questions, and experience of using quantitative analysis in a fast-moving policy context;
– Experience of communicating economic analysis to lay stakeholders, so that the evidence is understood and used appropriately to support policy advice;
– Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, with the credibility and ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders. As the Head of the Economics Unit, you must be able to effectively interact and work with internal and external stakeholders collaboratively in a diverse international setting;
– Understanding the political, economic and commercial context of operating in international trade;
– A strong and confident senior leader, you will have the ability to motivate, inspire and guide the team and build a culture of delivering high quality results in a dynamic environment;
– Ability to handle high profile cases and ensure that relevant approvals processes are followed, with appropriate escalation of risks and issues as needed;
– Excellent project management skills, including planning and prioritisation skills; ability to deliver through others and effectively manage the team’s workload.

Please download and read the job description for the Head of Economics role.

Applying
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HEAD OF ECONOMIC MONITORING AND STATISTICS (GRADE 6)

£58,574 – £68,392
Reading
Apply by 7th October 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
Our team of economists, statisticians and operational researchers, assess the impact of imports and trade measures on UK industry. Join and you’ll be shaping the future of UK trade, while building the high-profile experience to progress your career.

In this high-profile leadership role, you will be pivotal in our development. Reporting directly to the Chief Economist, you will lead a team of analysts as they monitor the economic impact of measures on UK industry and make appropriate recommendations.
You will motivate and guide the team to deliver high quality analysis in a dynamic environment. You will bring analytical expertise to influence decision-making, exploring innovative approaches and embedding analytical best practice in your work. You’ll set new standards for the application of evidence across the organisation.

Building relationships with stakeholders and partners around the world, your role may also involve domestic and global travel.

Requirements
As a proven influencer, you have the gravitas to present complex analysis to the Authority, with the ability to think creatively about different analytical solutions to policy questions. This is an influential role that calls for strong data analysis in a fast-moving policy context.

As well as inspiring your team to ever-greater heights, you should have a flair for harnessing creativity and analysis as you tackle complex challenges.

As a minimum requirement you’ll:
– Have a Master’s or first-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject
– Have extensive experience of a statistic/economic advisory role
– Significant knowledge of and practical post-qualification experience in statistics or economics
– Be experienced in leading large teams

Ideally, you’ll also:
– Have experience of Government Statistical Service or Government Operational Research Service
– Have or be willing to work towards Government Economic Service accreditation
– Have trade remedy investigations experience and operating in an international context

Personal Attributes and Skills
– The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

Essential:
– Demonstrable ability in identifying need for evidence and building analytical tools based on evidence-based assumptions; ability to use trade statistics and undertake data analysis in line with best practice; ability to apply economic/statistical techniques, for example, cost benefit analysis, scenario modelling, sampling, regression and correlation analysis;
– Ability to think creatively about different analytical solutions to policy questions, and experience of using quantitative analysis in a fast-moving policy context;
– Experience of communicating analysis to lay stakeholders, so that the evidence is understood and used appropriately to support policy advice;
– Understanding of the political, economic and commercial context of operating in the international trade sector;
– Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, with the credibility and ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders. You must be able to effectively interact and work with internal and external stakeholders collaboratively in a diverse international setting;
– A strong and confident senior leader, you will have the ability to motivate, inspire and guide the team and build a culture of delivering high quality results in a dynamic environment;
– Ability to handle high profile cases and ensure that relevant approvals processes are followed;
– Excellent project management skills, including excellent planning and prioritisation skills.

Please download and read the job description for the Head of Economic Monitoring and Statistics role.

Applying
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ECONOMIC / STATISTICAL / OPERATIONAL RESEARCH ADVISOR (GRADE 7)

£48,968 – £56,934
Reading
Apply by 30th September 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
Our team of economists, statisticians and operational researchers, assesses the impact of imports and trade measures – on UK industry. Join and you’ll be shaping the future of UK trade, while building the high-profile experience to progress your career.

Reporting directly to the Head of Economics Unit or Head of Economic / Statistical Monitoring, your expert analytical insights will guide the most senior decision makers. Employing a combination of methods, both quantitative and qualitative, you’ll lead on analytical aspects of trade remedies investigations, and define new approaches that draw out policy conclusions. These will underpin our evidence-based recommendations. We’ll look to you to deliver high quality analysis at pace, communicate your findings influentially and champion best practice.

Requirements
You’ll be skilled in data analysis, problem structuring and building analytical tools. As adept with creative as quantitative solutions, you’ll be a comfortable, inspirational communicator, able to simplify complex analytical issues for non-expert audiences. And you’ll have a solid grounding in high-profile economic advisory capacity.

Essential and Preferred Experience

For economists:
As a minimum requirement you’ll:
– Have a relevant economics Master’s or Bachelor’s degree
– Have knowledge of data analysis, discounting and cost-benefit analysis

Ideally, you’ll also:
– Have experience of trade policy or trade remedies
– Have or be willing to work towards Government Economic Service accreditation

For statisticians:
As a minimum requirement you’ll have:
– A first or second class honours degree, plus practical post-qualification experience, in a subject containing formal statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography, Data Science or similar); or
– A higher degree, e.g. an MSc or PhD, plus practical post-qualification experience, in a subject containing formal statistical training (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Data Science, Psychology, Geography or similar).

Ideally, you’ll also:
– Have experience of trade policy or trade remedies
– Have or be willing to work towards Government Statistical Service accreditation

Applications from candidates who do not have a degree are welcomed, but they must demonstrate that they have worked in a statistics/data science-related field.

For operational researchers:
As a minimum requirement you’ll have:
– At least a 2:1 in a numerate degree (at least 50% of the studied modules must have mathematical content) plus relevant practical post-qualification experience.
– Applicants with a 2:2 degree may be accepted but they must show wider skills and experience relevant to Operational Research (OR).

Ideally, you’ll also:
– Have experience of trade policy or trade remedies
– Have or be willing to work towards Government Operational Research Service accreditation

Personal Attributes & Skills
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:

Essential:
– Ability to undertake analysis based on evidence-based assumptions; and ability to apply economic techniques such as discounting, cost benefit analysis, and scenario modelling; ability to use trade data and statistics and advise on use of techniques e.g. sampling; ability to structure problems and build analytical tools;
– Ability to think creatively about different analytical solutions to policy questions, and experience of using quantitative analysis in a fast-moving policy context;
– Experience of communicating analysis to lay stakeholders, so that the evidence is understood and used appropriately to support policy advice;
– Ability to motivate, inspire and guide teams; setting direction and demonstrating commitment to development and progression;
– Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the credibility and ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders. As an Analyst Advisor, you must be able to effectively interact and work with internal and external stakeholders collaboratively in a diverse international setting;
– Ability to take ownership of, and lead on, analytical work streams to contribute towards building a culture of delivering high quality results in a dynamic environment;
– Ability to handle high profile cases, ensuring that relevant approvals processes are followed, with appropriate escalation of risks and issues as needed;
– Excellent project management skills, including planning and prioritisation skills;
– Understanding the political, economic and commercial context of operating in international trade.

Please download and read the job description for the Economic / Statistical / Operational Research Advisor.

Applying
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Assistant Economist / Assistant Statistician (HEO)

This job is now closed for applications.

Legal services professionals

Without you, fair trade wouldn’t be possible. Bringing unrivalled experience and a firm grasp on international developments, our legal experts shape all operations. Joining us, you’ll ensure the UK can deliver a truly world-class trade remedies system, while building invaluable, high-profile, global experience.

HEAD OF LEGAL SERVICES (GRADE 6)

£58,574 – £68,392
Reading
Apply by 7th October 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
You’ll play an integral role in developing our strategy for the future, providing legal advice on trade remedies, leading and managing a team of Legal Advisors, supporting the General Counsel and advising the TRA Board. You’ll also make sure your team has what they need to succeed, building relationships with your own team and others across the TRA. You’ll be an inspirational leader and mentor, with the ability to work across multiple workstreams.

You’ll be an authoritative voice on the legal issues arising from anti-dumping and subsidy investigations, reviews and other work undertaken by the TRA

Without you, fair trade wouldn’t be possible. Bringing unrivalled experience and a firm grasp of international developments, our legal experts shape all operations. Joining us, you’ll ensure the UK can deliver a truly world-class trade remedies system, while building invaluable, high-profile, global experience. Managing our large team of Legal Advisors, you’ll ensure they have the skills and resources to give UK businesses the confidence to trade.

Senior collaboration and accountability are key, as you’ll work closely with internal teams, and directors, while ultimately being responsible to the General Counsel. As you’ll be building relationships with stakeholders, some travel will may be involved.

Requirements
You’re an inspirational and influential leader, which will help you bring the best out of those around you.

It is essential that you can provide evidence and examples for each of the following selection criteria in your application and/or at interview:
– Degree educated (2:1 or above), or evidence of an equivalent high level academic or professional achievement.
– Fully qualified lawyer entitled to practise in the UK or willingness to sit and pass the QLTT on appointment.
– Significant knowledge of and practical post-qualification experience in one or more of the following areas: international trade, UK and EU competition or consumer law, regulatory law or State aid casework, together with knowledge and appreciation of applicable public law.
– Experience building relationships with your own team and other departments, you’ll be an inspirational leader and mentor.

It is desirable if you can provide evidence and examples of:
– An in-depth knowledge of trade remedies in the WTO and/or EU context and the WTO dispute settlement system; and/or
– Experience of advising in high-profile public or commercial circles

Person specification
In particular, we are looking for the following:
– Excellent communication skills, experience of dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders and of leading legal teams – ideally to work with Investigative and/or multi-disciplinary teams effectively.
– Significant experience in leadership, managing, coaching and motivating staff including managing performance, development and overseeing delivery of work.
– The ability to think strategically and creatively, see legal issues in their wider context and advise accordingly
– Reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk
– Sound analysis using secure legal research to produce timely and fit for purpose advice
– An understanding of the role of lawyers in Government
– Be experienced in leading large teams

Please download and read the job description for the Head of Legal Services role.

Applying

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LEGAL ADVISOR (GRADE 7)

£48,968 – £56,934
Reading
Apply by 30th September 2018

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About us
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) plays an important and rewarding role. We’ll be responsible for keeping trade free and fair ensuring that UK business competes on a level playing field after the UK leaves the European Union. Stepping in to investigate complaints of unfair trade, we’ll provide essential protection for UK industry, and in turn for the nation’s prosperity.

For you, it’s an unprecedented career opportunity. Play your part for the UK, make your mark in a new organisation.

The role
Without you, fair trade wouldn’t be possible. Bringing unrivalled experience and a firm grasp of international developments, our legal experts shape all operations. Joining us, you’ll ensure the UK can deliver a truly world-class trade remedies system, while building invaluable, high-profile, global experience.

As a Legal Advisor, you’ll ensure the UK can deliver a truly world-class trade remedies system, while building invaluable, high-profile, global experience and trade remedies legislation. Your UK and WTO legislative and policy knowledge will be invaluable throughout investigations. Duties include providing high quality legal analysis and advice on technically complex issues such as the UK legislative and policy framework, the operation of complex trade remedies legislation and the related investigative processes. You will conduct research into legal, technical and procedural matters in relation to new TRA proceedings. You’ll manage Assistant Legal Advisors, and collaborate closely with stakeholders. Some travel may be involved.

Requirements
You’re a natural communicator, able to influence a wide range of audiences at various levels of seniority.

It is essential that you can provide evidence and examples for each of the following selection criteria in your application and/or at interview:
– Degree educated (2:1 or above) or evidence of an equivalent high level academic or professional achievement.
– Fully qualified lawyer entitled to practise in the UK or willingness to sit and pass the QLTT on appointment
– Significant knowledge of and practical post-qualification experience in one or more of the following: international trade, UK and EU competition or consumer law, regulatory law or State aid casework, together with knowledge and appreciation of applicable public law.
– Significant experience delivering high quality analysis, providing case advice and report writing.

It is desirable if you can provide evidence and examples of:
– Experience of working in organisations specifically in the regulatory or administrative field;
– An in-depth knowledge of trade remedies in the WTO and/or EU context and the WTO dispute settlement system; and/or
– Experience of advising in high-profile public or commercial circles
– Excellent communication skills, experience of dealing with internal and external stakeholders, working with project delivery teams.

Person specification
– In particular, we are looking for the following:
– Experience of dealing with internal and external stakeholders, and working with operational teams (ideally advising on investigations)
– The ability to think communicate advice effectively both in writing and orally.
– The ability to think strategically and creatively, see legal issues in their wider context and advise accordingly
– Reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk
– Sound analysis using secure legal research to produce timely and fit for purpose advice
– Experience of line management.
– An understanding of the role of lawyers in Government.

Please download and read the job description for the Legal Advisor role.

Applying

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Operations professionals

The Operations team is the beating heart of the TRA, ensuring we deliver. Join critical functions such as resource allocation and stakeholder engagement, and build invaluable, transferable experience in handling complex, high-profile projects. To apply for these roles, please visit the Civil Service Jobs website.