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Director, Northern Ireland Office

Reference
1556067
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Public Sector
Location
Caxton House, London Some travel may be required.
Salary
£87,000-£100,000
Expiry Date
29/09/2017
This is a challenging and demanding role, but also a rewarding one.

Job Description

Permanent

Working pattern:

This role is available for full-time only

 

 

Based in Whitehall, it offers a unique and exciting opportunity to operate at the very heart of the Northern Ireland Office.  Reporting direct to the Permanent Secretary and working alongside two existing Directors, you will have a pivotal role in advancing Northern Ireland’s interests with key partners in the Cabinet Office, Treasury, Ministry of Defence and other security agencies, to ensure that the Northern Ireland Office fully meets its objectives as set by Ministers.

 

The Director will lead a group of teams responsible for: Constitutional and Rights issues in Northern Ireland, including aspects of policy on EU Exit; leading policy and casework on dealing with the legacy of the Past in Northern Ireland; and, provision of business critical services across the Department including corporate governance, IT, workforce planning, estates and other key business enablers.

 

The Director will also play a key role with the Permanent Secretary and other Directors as part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Department, taking responsibility for oversight of key corporate functions and other projects through the Departmental Board and Executive Management Committee.

 

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply please click APPLY

 

The precise responsibilities of the new Director may change, but are expected

to include:

  • Constitutional and Rights issues in Northern Ireland, including aspects of policy on EU Exit;
  • leading policy and casework on dealing with the legacy of the Past in Northern Ireland; and,
  • provision of business critical services across the Department including corporate governance, IT, workforce planning, estates and other key business enablers

 

 

For further information about the role and details on how to apply please click the attached link.

 

Benefits

As a civil servant your employment will entitle you to membership of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme. In accordance with current pensions legislation you will, on entry, be automatically enrolled into the pension arrangements, although you will be able to opt out. More information on Civil Service Pensions can be obtained by going to www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions

 

Full time new entrants to the Civil Service and those Civil Servants on modernised terms and conditions will be entitled to 25 days leave increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

 

In addition to this they are entitled to 8 public/bank holidays plus an additional day for the Queen’s Birthday. The leave allowance is pro-rated for part-time staff.