This is an exciting role responsible for leading the Joint Intelligence Organisation’s (JIO) work on terrorism, serious organised crime and state threats. You will work at the heart of the UK intelligence assessment community, leading a team of analysts to produce high-quality, insightful assessment products for Ministers and senior officials.
This is an excellent opportunity to work at the centre of HMG’s national security machinery, helping to inform the UK’s response to priority national and international issues.
About the JIO
The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) primarily supports the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), the National Security Council, the Prime Minister and other key decision-makers by providing authoritative, robust all-source intelligence assessment on a vast range of national security and foreign policy priorities.
Our work covers, and goes beyond, ‘traditional’ national security topics such as geopolitical issues and threats to British interests. We apply a national security lens to issues such as emerging technology, economic and health security, climate change and horizon scanning (for example, identifying and monitoring countries at risk of instability).
You can read more about working for the JIO in the information pack attached at the bottom of this advert.
As Head of the Threats Team you will manage the production of all-source strategic assessments that help to inform a range of policy decisions on topics such as terrorism, serious organised crime and state threats. Working closely with other experts across HMG, JIO’s role is to present a single, agreed view on HMG priority issues, as well as writing intelligence highlights for the Prime Minister. The successful candidate will need to be prepared to work flexibly during a crisis to support teams in wider JIO as required.
This role requires candidates to obtain STRAP clearance, which is an additional layer of clearance for some sensitive roles in addition to DV. STRAP clearance will be applied for once the candidate has obtained DV clearance in pre-employment checks and both must be confirmed before the successful candidate can start in the role. Candidates that are granted Developed Vetting by the Cabinet Office as part of the recruitment process, but do not take up the post, will have their Developed Vetting clearance lapsed.
If your application is successful, you will:
The successful candidate will:
We invest in upskilling our team members to enable them to thrive once they start working with us. As such, if you don’t quite match these desirable skills, don’t let it put you off applying as we will support the successful candidate to develop them once they are in post. The application process will seek to gauge potential just as much as current performance.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
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