Finance and Delivery Director

Department for International Development

London and/or East Kilbride

  • Location

    London and/or East Kilbride

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £110,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    10 March 2019

  • Client

    Department for International Development

Ref: GSe51847

DFID leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, deliver the global goals, and tackle global challenges in line with the government’s UK Aid Strategy. Our aid budget is spent on tackling the great global challenges – from the root causes of mass migration and disease, to the threat of terrorism and global climate change – all of which also directly threaten British interests. We are ending the need for aid by building peaceful and stable societies, creating jobs and strong economies, fighting corruption, unlocking the potential of girls and women, tackling climate change and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. We are doing this because it is both the right thing to do and firmly in Britain’s national interest.

Our Finance and Delivery Director is a high profile, challenging and rewarding leadership role working across the organisation, engaging with key stakeholders internally and across government, externally and internationally.  We lead the Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Overseas Development Assistance and have the potential to make a significant impact on DFID’s future direction and therefore the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

Achieving this calls for excellent financial, professional and leadership skills, allied to strong business knowledge and understanding, and an understanding of a wide range of policy and operational contexts, as DFID operates in some of the most challenging places in the world.  You will be joining a highly motivated and delivery focused leadership team and be a part of the wider corporate governance and leadership of DFID. This is a pivotal, high profile, challenging and rewarding leadership role at the heart of DFID and you will be joining at a key time to lead our financial strategy during a Spending Review year.  Experience in Government and the International Development sector would be a significant advantage and a connection to our vision and values is key.

Closing Date23:59 on Sunday 10 March 2019
Shortlist MeetingThursday 14 March
Selection of assessments & conversations15 March – 3 April
Final Panel Interviewsw/c 1 or w/c 8 April
How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position you will need to submit the following:

  • comprehensive CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements, and details of your current salary and benefits (in confidence). 
  • supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) highlighting your suitability and setting out how you meet the essential criteria.  Please note that the supporting statement is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.
  • Please also complete and return the following:
  • diversity monitoring form – this is an online form which will appear automatically once you submit your application. Please note that the panel may not consider your application if this form is not returned as it will be considered incomplete.  If you do not wish to provide any of the information requested, please tick the ‘prefer not to say’ boxes.  Details of why we request this information and how it is used can be found below.
  • guaranteed interview request form for disabled persons (please complete for consideration if required).  Further information on the Guaranteed Interview Scheme can be found below.
  • nationality form which will be used to verify that you have the right to work in the UK. 

Please note: the documents stated are mandatory. Applications that do not include all the required documents will not be accepted.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please email

For a confidential, informal conversation about the role, please contact Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983 or Michael Dobson on 07891 142 325. 

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 10 March 2019.

Contact details
Mark Turner: 020 7426 3983

Jo Boardman: 07834 030501