The new Director General Nuclear organisation was set up in April 2016 to oversee all aspects of the defence nuclearenterprise. The Government has recently committed to renewing the UK’s nuclear deterrent submarines programme and this is an exciting time to be involved in this important area of national security. The organisation is responsible for all nuclear submarines (from procurement to disposal), nuclear warheads, skills, related infrastructure and nuclear policy.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Defence Nuclear Enterprise. The Head of Nuclear Finance and Planning is a challenging and pivotal role working at the heart of MOD’s priorities. You will be overseeing a budget in excess of £30bn over the next ten years. You will lead the team responsible for all aspects of financial management and control, as well as leading work to analyse and improve the understanding of the Nuclear Enterprise cost base.
There is a large amount of scrutiny of the financial aspects of the MOD nuclear programme, including from Ministers, HM Treasury and No10. You will be working closely with the new Submarine Delivery Agency and Navy Command as well as colleagues across DG Nuclear and MOD.
You will be responsible for ensuring there is a clear line of sight between inputs and the measurable outputs and performance against the Command Acquisition Support Plan which sets out the priorities for delivery. As a senior member of DG Nuclear there will also be opportunities to influence and shape the new directorate and to work across MOD and Government to deliver a sustainable and affordable nuclear enterprise that supports credible minimum UK nuclear deterrence.
You will report directly to the Director, Resources and Policy.
Key responsibilities will include: