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Strategy Director

The Strategy Director is a newly created position, which will offer the successful applicant a high profile, challenging and rewarding role in the Cabinet Office and the opportunity to influence across wider government. There is significant potential to make a real impact on the Cabinet Office’s future direction and the achievement of the Government’s objectives.

As Strategy Director you will sit at the heart of the Cabinet Office and be a member of the CO Executive Committee. You will play a vital role in supporting Ministers in determining strategy, preparing for Spending Review, setting priorities, developing the Cabinet Office’s planning and performance framework, and enhancing the Department’s governance arrangements.

If you have clear, demonstrable experience across the following criteria this could be the right role for you:

● Personal credibility and track record of providing trusted advice to Ministers, Non-Executive Directors and senior officials, to support their agendas and priorities effectively;
● Policy and strategic analysis experience that allows you to understand the high level strategic connections across a broad portfolio, and the policy detail as required
● Strong communication skills with the ability to influence in a complex multi- stakeholder environment, driving progress in the face of a range of competing views and priorities
● A solid understanding of how Whitehall works, coupled with a strong network across Whitehall which provides you with leverage to promote the Cabinet Office’s agenda
● Demonstrable ability to provide confident, inspiring and empowering leadership; experience of building teams and enhancing capability
● Excellent stakeholder skills that brings people together and builds collective endeavour and team working within and across organisational boundaries