UK Intelligence Community (UKIC) Commercial Director

UK Intelligence Community (UKIC)
Closing Date
26 September 2021
£134,640 - £185,000 + up to 20% performance-related-pay available on accreditation.
Cheltenham, London

The ambition of the recently formed UKIC Corporate Services organisation is to provide a customer-centric, professional service that meets the needs of the three Agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ missions. The organisation supports all three Agencies’ and consists of four key functions: Commercial, People, Finance and Audit.

As the Commercial Director, you will be part of the senior leadership team, reporting into the Director General Corporate Services (DGCS) of MI5. Heading this area, you will play a key role in the development of the shared corporate services organisation not only as a functional lead, but as a senior leader across all the functions.

As the Commercial Director you will support and enable front-line work by providing cutting-edge supply arrangements, not just delivering ‘today’ but supporting the Agencies in their ambitious transformation agendas across diversity and inclusion, operational, digital, science and technology as well as corporate and estates and workforce arenas.

The scale of transformation is significant and also includes geographical expansion across the UK, including deeper presence in MI5, as the Government ‘levels-up’ opportunity across the country. The Commercial Function plays a core enabling role in all these plans and programmes and your advocacy of how the function supports and drives each is key. Central to your role will be proving to your colleagues and stakeholders that Commercial not only enables supply of exceptional services from industry but can drive new innovation and co-creation within the business.

As Commercial Director you will lead a large team across multiple locations including London and Cheltenham. You will have direct line-management responsibility for one other Senior Commercial Specialist – the Head of Commercial Management – who, in turn, manages 7 Deputy Directors. Your other direct line management responsibilities will be for the head of Functional Management, the Head of Supply Chain Security and a small transformation unit.