Head of Policy, Strategy and Customer Insight - Making Tax Digital for
This is an exciting opportunity for a confident and resilient leader to making a difference within HMRC's Making Tax Digital for Business Programme (MTDfB).
The Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) programme is at the heart of HMRC's transformation agenda and is one of the Department's highest priorities. We are leading the way in the delivery of modern digital services which are changing how millions of businesses and landlords interact with the tax system.
This is a high profile and fundamental change which has driven extensive interest across the political, business and tax spectrum. This interest is likely only to increase as the programme moves further into delivery and starts to drive out remaining policy choices.
You will work closely with the Programme's Customer Readiness & External Stakeholder team on Parliamentary, senior stakeholder and Ministerial engagement. On the substance of the policy you will work not only with policy colleagues in HMRC and HM Treasury (including Ministers and Special Advisors) but also key external stakeholders proactively driving forward MTD.
This is a challenging post in a fast paced and high-profile area, where previous experience of working on strategic and operational tax policy is essential. You will need to ensure that the MTD design and policy is developed based on a thorough understanding of customer needs, embedding compliance throughout the design. You will:
As a senior leader in Customer Strategy & Tax Design Group (CS&TD), you will play a key role in leadership, facilitating change and enhancing our Tax Policies.
You will also be able to demonstrate:
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
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