The Head of operations is a pivotal role for DSO. You will be in an exciting role, working in partnership with DSOs Regional Teams, posts overseas and other parts of government and industry to provide united HM Government support to UK security companies seeking to win export business across the world. You will act as the key facilitator for the wider strategic aims of DSO.
This role has been introduced to give direction and focus, at senior leadership level, to the Operations Team.
You will lead a critical central function of DSO, overseeing and driving DSOs broader performance, leading DSOs events programme, leading the intelligence and horizon scanning function for the sector and leading the Secretariat team, which includes provision of performance statistics, budgetary management and a variety of other corporate functions. This is the team that drives the overall performance of the Directorate and as such we need an extremely strong leader with the right capabilities to drive this.
DIT’s Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) is made up of five teams, two geographic Regional Directorates (RDs), a Corporate Operations team, a Security and Cyber Security Team and a Military function. DSO has approx. 120 staff members which includes approx. 35 military staff (on loan from Ministry of Defence), and approx. Each RD has specialist military and security advisers who provide advice to overseas governments and UK Industry.
This role will involve significant interaction with Ministers, senior industry representatives, overseas stakeholders and crossgovernment engagement.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Closing date: 18th August 2019