DDaT - Head of Digital - Chicksands


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Job Summary

The primary role of Head of Digital is to manage the delivery of ICS projects in support of the medium and long term goals of DITG. The Head of Digital requires innovative and imaginative ICS planning skills, good oral and written powers of communication and the ability to understand, adapt and apply commercial technical developments to the Defence Intelligence environment.

Strategic Command is going through a significant transformation programme which aims to improve the way the Command conducts its business and delivers for Defence and the nation. As a consequence of this, all posts within Strategic Command Headquarters and in time the wider organisation, are/will be subject to review and potential changes as we continuously improve across the period of the transformation programme. These changes may be minor or could be more substantive and will generate new opportunities. Throughout, the Command’s transformation programme is committed to following the MOD’s framework on managing and supporting people through the change process and places an emphasis on early and open consultation and engagement with the Command’s personnel and Trade Unions.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week

Job Description

The incumbent is responsible to Comd DITG for:

  • Representation of CIS Services and provision of SME advice at Execs, Chicksands Management Board, Training Board, Chicksands Infrastructure Board (CIB) and DITG O Groups.
  • Preparation and implementation of projects in support of DITG ICS strategy. Identifying and authorising CIS Projects required in line with DITG Strategy.
  • Co-ordination and management of projects, including acting as the chair for Digital Projects Board. Assume the role of budget holder for DITG ICS future projects, including preparation of any CIS related planning round submissions.
  • Prioritisation of CIS project work streams in line with DITG Strategy, CEB direction and evolving training requirements.
  • Acting as the DITG focal point for all future ICS requirements and providing input to MoD projects as appropriate.
  • Delivering accreditable products and services consistent with latest ISO/IEC guidelines and consistent with Cyber Compliance Framework.

Person specification

  • Proven track record of managing and delivering projects
  • A good working knowledge of CIS systems and Cloud working
  • Ability to work well with others in a supportive and constructive way.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.


An appropriate Project Management qualification


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing


Alongside your salary of £43,080, Ministry of Defence contributes £11,631 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

This post is eligible for a Digital Skills Allowance of up to £58,660 per annum. Eligibility for this allowance will be assessed at interview against the 4 core technical skills only and reviewed annually in line with departmental policy

The post does not offer relocation expenses.

External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six-month probation period.

Please Note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment however some exemptions are in place, please refer to local guidance. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

MOD Recruitment Satisfaction Survey – we may contact you regarding your experience to help us improve our customer satisfaction. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may however be given the opportunity to provide additional information to help us improve our service which includes the collection of some personal data as defined by the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The MOD Privacy Notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights.

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Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

The sift and interview will be conducted using open and fair competition by a suitably qualified and diverse panel.

Candidates will be required to provide CV details to include: job history; qualification details and previous skills and experience.

Candidates will be required to provide a statement of suitability. (750 Maximum word count)

At application you will be assessed on the following 7 Behaviours:

  • Leadership
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Changing & Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at pace
  • Communicating & Influencing

At interview you will be assessed on the following 5 Behaviours:

  • Changing & Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at pace
  • Communicating & Influencing

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact: 

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

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Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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Contact point for applicants

Job Contact

  • Name : Group Captain Rachel Dixon
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  • Telephone : 0300 155 8413

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Further information

Please ensure you read the attached candidate information document prior to completing your application. Please refer to the attached Candidate Information guide.

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