Head of Delivery and Acquisitions, Intelligence Systems

Ministry of Defence
03 Nov 2017
01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Information Systems and Services (ISS) is an integrated organisation looking across the whole information continuum of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), from the business to the battle-space. ISS defines information strategy, policy and architecture for the whole of Defence, considering how to meet our future requirements for information systems (both military and corporate) and then managing the delivery of projects and the supply chain. ISS currently has around 2,300 staff and controls an operating budget of more than GBP2bn a year with projects under development in excess of GBP10bn.

ISS is undergoing a programme of significant change to transform the way Defence designs, develops and operates information systems and capabilities now and in the future. Leading a multi-disciplinary team of circa 100 staff, the Head of Delivery and Acquisitions, Intelligence Systems is a high-profile role responsible for the acquisition and support of a wide range of capabilities providing critical intelligence information and outputs to the Armed Forces and the wider Ministry of Defence. A key part of the role is to lead the transformation of the Intelligence Systems team towards the new operating model, and ensure effective financial management, planning and resourcing of the projects portfolio's circa GBP230m spend.

You will bring a proven track record of successful delivery of complex technology or acquisition projects and programmes. Ideally, you will also have substantial, senior level experience of intelligence systems and/or technical platforms to enable information capture, collection and interpretation acquired in a complex, sensitive, and high-risk setting. You will also have experience of leading and developing large, multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed teams, proven ability to influence a wide range of senior stakeholders, strong financial and commercial acumen, and a relentless focus on driving change and continuous improvement.

This is a challenging role, offering a unique opportunity to be at the heart of transforming and improving the technology that protects the nation.

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Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 1st December 2017.

The Ministry of Defence is an equal opportunities employer.

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