Director, Diversity & Inclusion

The Ministry of Defence is a large, multi-faceted, international, outward-looking department and diversity is one of our top priorities - a diverse workforce is mission critical. The senior leadership of the Ministry of Defence is committed to improving diversity and inclusion across the Department. We know we are not sufficiently diverse, and we are determined to deliver tangible progress at pace. The Department has recently set Levels of Ambition for diversity and inclusion at all levels, backed by action plans that will be regularly assured and reported on.


There is a palpable energy for change and to harness this and create real momentum we have directed that D&I will be a high-priority programme, with proper governance, taken forward on a sustained and enduring basis, across the whole of Defence. To lead this exciting agenda, we are seeking to appoint a senior D&I professional as Director and Senior Responsible Officer (SRO). The person will develop and deliver the Departments’ D&I Plan and will hold our Executive Committee to account. The programme will be led from our Head Office, but success will require commitment across Defence. 


To fulfill this requirement, we are looking for an experienced leader with a passion for the Diversity & Inclusion agenda, and a proven ability to set strategic direction and vision across large, complex organisations. You will bring excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to build strong relationship building skills through collaboration, professional credibility and emotional intelligence.


Closing date for applications is 23:55 on Sunday 6th September


For further information and to apply click the link below.