Director of Business and International Tax Recruitment

This role has now closed

This is an exciting role, spanning the Treasury’s finance and economics ministry functions, leading the Business and International Tax Group.


Closing date 15th August  2022
Long listing 23rd August 2022
Preliminary interviews w/c 29th August & 5th September 2022
Shortlist 19th September 2022
Assessment Weeks commencing 19th and 26th September 2022
Final panel Thursday 13th  October and Monday 17th October 2022

About the Group

The Business and International Group (BIT) is one of 14 groups in the Treasury.  It currently comprises of c.140 staff (full-time equivalents) and 8 teams:

  • Corporate Tax
  • Energy and Transport Tax
  • Enterprise and Property Tax
  • International Tax Strategy and Coordination
  • VAT and Excise
  • Customs: Policy and International
  • Customs: Northern Ireland
  • Strategy, Devolution and Cross-cutting

The aim of the BIT Group is to provide strategic oversight of business, environmental, transport, property, VAT, excise taxes and customs duties that together raise revenue of over £250 billion a year. The Group works closely with other government departments and is outwards facing towards key stakeholders, including business, industry, interest groups and international counterparts, and there are opportunities to be part of this engagement at all levels. 

The work of the Group is vital to fund essential public services, while working with other Treasury Groups to support the Government’s wider agenda – including supporting economy as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19; developing and negotiating new customs arrangements following the UK’s departure from the EU; levelling up opportunities across all parts of the United Kingdom; and delivering “Net Zero” carbon emissions by 2050.

The Group’s high-profile portfolio make it a highly dynamic, flexible and interesting place to work. BIT is committed to diversity and is proud to support a friendly and inclusive working environment. BIT values each individual and encourages development for all roles. Our work offers a range of opportunities to develop and we are increasingly working in a more flexible way, creating opportunities for staff, such as supporting those that want to undertake tax qualifications.

By joining BIT, you will become part of a team that value and encourage the best in one another, whilst tackling some of the most pressing and interesting policy questions on the Government’s agenda.

Please see below for a video introduction to the Treasury and the role