This is an opportunity to lead the MOD Head Office team developing defence industrial policy and supporting Ministers in the department’s strategic engagement with the defence sector. Working to the Director Prosperity and International Business (DPIB), the post holder is also responsible for taking forward wider initiatives within Government to support the National Security Objective to promote UK prosperity. Given the Prime Minister’s interest in Industrial Strategy, this is a particularly exciting time to lead a team at the forefront of developing defence’s approach in this area with scope to work closely across Government and with the most senior levels of UK defence industry.
Leadership of Industrial Policy involves sustaining the performance, engagement and development of a team of eight people, and an aptitude for flexible matrix working across the Directorate, MOD, wider Government and with industry.
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
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Sift/interview dates and location
At this stage, the expected timetable is:
Advert Closing Date 9:00AM 6th December 2017
Short List Meeting 14th December 2017
Assessments W/C 8th and 15th January 2018
Interviews W/C 5th February 2018
Please note it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for either the assessments or interview.