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Chief Operating Officer

Reference
1653296
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Defence & Security, Public Sector
Location
London
Salary
£150,000 - £200,000 per annum
Expiry Date
17/11/2019
The role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is one of the top jobs within the Ministry of Defence. The COO is a key senior leadership role as well as being one of the closest advisors to Sir Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary at the MoD

Job Description

 

The successful applicant will lead transformational change across the whole of the Ministry of Defence. The Defence Transformation programme (covering People, Digital, Acquisition Reform and Support) is entering a key period, in which the foundations have been laid and the challenge now is to deliver and embed change. You will need to build and retain support for the programme from across the organisation and in the rest of Government, while remaining focused at all times on the operational outputs of Defence that keep our nation safe. 

 

Beyond this, the COO will have responsibility for the operating model for the Department, which is complicated by the size and complexity of Defence, while delivering a range of corporate functions including communications, legal and health and safety.

 

We are looking for an outstanding, visible leader with experience in a complex organisation, who can demonstrate a successful record of implementing large scale business transformation. 

 

You will need to be confident engaging with a wide range of very senior stakeholders in the Ministry of Defence, wider Government and industry, while navigating complex and politically sensitive governance arrangements. You will need to combine strong business and financial acumen with the ability to engage and inspire our diverse workforce in a compelling way.

 

For further details about this exciting and challenging role and how to apply please follow the link

 

https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1653296

 

The closing date for applications is 17 November 2019.

 

The Ministry Of Defence is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve.  We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

 

The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.