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Deputy Director, Economics, Trade & Prosperity

The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) is seeking a Deputy Director to join the senior leadership team and to lead the team with responsibility for Economics, Trade and Prosperity.

Key Responsibilities

• Lead a diverse team of analysts;

• Issue timely all source assessments on a range of economic, trade and prosperity issues to senior policy-makers;

• Oversee our work on Countries at Risk of Instability;

• Maintain a wide, senior stakeholder network across and outside of HMG;

• Engage at senior levels in the policy process to provide advice and assessment;

• Maintain excellent relations with the intelligence community partners and help lead the analytical community across government;

• Maximise value from liaison with Allies;

• Take a corporate leadership role within the JIO helping to deliver a significant change programme;

• The JIO prides itself on the quality and rigour of its work. This is a stimulating and intellectually rewarding job at the centre of UK foreign and security policy. Some foreign travel is involved;

• The successful candidate must be ready to cover a range of duties and subjects at times of crisis and high tempo, and will be required to cover an out-of-hours duty rotation (typically one weekend every two months). The post-holder will be a full member of the JIO and wider Cabinet Office national security senior leadership team.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must be able to clearly demonstrate evidence of the following essential criteria:

• Previous experience of working in, assessment, economics, trade, or intelligence assessment;

• Familiarity with subject areas covered by the post;

• Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and manage a team to deliver at pace on a challenging and complex agenda;

• Excellent drafting, editorial and communication skills, and the ability to mentor staff in these areas;

• Experience in building and managing an extensive network of experts and stakeholders across and outside of government;

• The personal presence, effectiveness and credibility to operate at a senior level across Whitehall and with overseas liaisons;

• The ability to work at pace in a complex international and cross-departmental environment, driving progress in the face of a range of competing views and priorities.