Transformation Director

Ministry of Defence


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £140,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    22 October 2018

  • Client

    Ministry of Defence

Ref: GSe46318

We are embarking on an ambitious new digitally-enabled transformation programme, one that will touch every aspect of Defence to release the full potential of the organisation – delivering the military capability needed for the defence of the UK and our wider interests and doing so at best value for money.

This newly created position will lead a coherent strategic transformation with a focus on clear priorities. Responsible for designing, driving and coordinating the strategic transformation portfolio to simplify and maximise the scope for automation of back office functions. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer you will have regular engagement with Ministers, senior leaders across Whitehall, Chief of Defence Staff and the key civilian and military leaders across a diverse range of stakeholders.  The precise size and shape of the team continues to evolve, but the scale of opportunity and impact is significant.

The challenge is a significant one.  We are looking for a leader that will bring a track record of delivering change within a large scale and comparably complex environment with a clear strength in creating a vision and strategy that takes people with you.  An understanding of the Government environment will be a significant advantage, but it is your ability to lead, engage and build confidence with a wide range of stakeholders and ultimately deliver that will set you apart in this field.  There is a significant level of support for this programme and approach and with the right leaders we will be able to ensure a positive outcome.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Michael Dobson on 020 7426 3968, or Duncan Ewart on 0113 205 6092.

Closing Date23:59 on Monday 22nd October 2018
Longlist Meetingw/c 29th October 2018
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 5th November 2018
Shortlist Meetingw/c 12th November 2018
Assessments and Informed Conversationsw/c 19th November 2018
Final Interviewsw/c 3rd December 2018
How to Apply

To apply for this post please submit the following documents no later than 23:59, Monday 22nd October 2018:

1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.

2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

3. A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way. This form will appear once the two previous documents are submitted.

If relevant, please also submit:

  • A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.

If you do not receive a notification of your application within 24 hours please contact

Please note: the documents stated are mandatory. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson (020 7426 3968) or Duncan Ewart (0113 205 6092) at GatenbySanderson. 

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2018.docx
Contact details
Duncan Ewart: 0113 205 6092