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Chair of the Trade Remedies Authority

  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £32,000 for the first year and £29,000 for the second and third year
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: 931264
  • Sector: Central Government
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Job description Date posted: 12/06/2019

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Closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 12 July 2019

£32,000 for the first year and £29,000 for the second and third year

50 days per annum for the first year, with 45 days per annum in the second and third year

As part of our preparations to leave the European Union (EU), we are establishing the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) to defend UK businesses against unfair trading practices. The TRA will be responsible for conducting investigations and recommending measures to the Secretary of State for International Trade to ensure that the UK can continue to provide a safety net to domestic industries against injury caused by unfair trading practices and unexpected surges in imports after the UK has left the EU. Trade remedies measures are key to ensuring an effective and fair rules-based system for international trade. The TRA will also be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Department for International Trade (DIT) on matters relating to trade.

We are now seeking to appoint the Chair of the TRA. This is an exciting and high-profile role responsible for delivering the Government’s commitment to ensuring the TRA is able to investigate and recommend trade remedies measures when the UK leaves the EU. The Chair will lead on a number of critical areas including setting the TRA’s strategic vision and developing its corporate governance structures. The Chair will also be responsible for overseeing the TRA’s relationship with the Secretary of State for International Trade and DIT.

You will be a highly effective board level operator and an astute business leader. You will bring an understanding of good governance and a significant track record of operating in a globally competitive environment, with a strong understanding of international trade. You will have outstanding influencing skills at the highest level, strong personal resilience and proven ability to drive forward a clear strategic vision in a high-profile and politically sensitive environment, and an ability to make complex, evidence-based decisions.

This is a demanding but rewarding position offers both intellectual challenge and considerable stakeholder engagement. It also presents a tangible opportunity to create real impact and contribute to providing a safety net to domestic industries after the UK has left the EU and ensure the TRA is set up to succeed in the long term.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a three years term. It is envisaged that the appointment would commence as Permanent Chair Designate until the TRA is legally established under the provisions of the Trade Bill.

The appointment will then continue as the Non-Executive (Permanent) Chair of the TRA. For further information about the role, please download the candidate pack under Supporting Documentation.

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