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Director Defensive Cyber & Risk

Director Defensive Cyber & Risk


£145,000 (plus performance related bonus of up to £17,500 per annum)


Location: London or Corsham, with regular travel required between the two sites


Defence has an ambition to put modern digital capability at the heart of how it operates to create a winning advantage. This is driven by an underpinning premise that emerging digital technology together with the effective capture, analysis and use of information will enable transformative military and business performance.  To achieve our ambition requires a bold mindset that challenges the way we operate and recognises that success requires fundamental change.


This is truly an exciting time to be part of the Digital and IT (D&IT) Function inside MoD. Breath-taking technology capability, arriving at unprecedented pace, and Defence’s strategic intent to exploit it means that we play a critical role.


The Director Defensive Cyber and Risk is responsible for leading defensive cyber activities, including traditional IT, operational technology, weapons platforms and electro-magnetic spectrum security. As a direct report to the Chief Information Officer and an integral part of his senior leadership team, you will drive key elements of the Defence Digital & IT Functional Strategy ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, systems and services.


This will require you to exercise strong leadership, working in partnership with the most senior civilian and military colleagues across Defence, as well as maintaining close working relationships with relevant Government departments, intelligence agencies, allies and coalitions.  You will also be able to demonstrate a strong track record of senior leadership in an IT Security and Information Risk Management environment, including change management and the development and implementation of IT Security and Information Risk Management strategies within large, complex organisations. 


Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 15th September 2019.


Applications should be submitted via clicking APPLY below and quoting reference number 1903-052L


To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Harriet Freedman on +44 (0)207 839 7788.