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Head of Programme - Cyber and National Security

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Recruiter: BluetownOnline Ltd
Listed on: 18th December 2019
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £43,000 - £52,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job Title: Head of Programme: Cyber and National Security

Location: London

Salary: £43,000 - £52,000 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that they will live in tomorrow. Over 900 companies are members of them.

Collectively they employ more than 750,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of their members are small and medium sized businesses.

Their aim is to help their members to develop their networks and markets and help reduce business cost and risk.

Role Purpose:

Their Cyber and National Security programme provides a channel for their industry to engage with commercial and government partners to provide intelligence on the threat landscape, increase cyber exports and to stimulate awareness and demand for cyber security in the UK.

Cyber security underpins the continued development of the global digital economy. Its technologies protect their personal data and messages online, safeguard the intellectual property of businesses and secure their critical national infrastructure.

This is an established and successful programme and they are looking for a talented and self-motivated individual to lead this important work and the team that delivers it. You will be the focal point for all their work in the cyber and national security space, working with senior industry leaders and stakeholders from member and public-sector sides to deliver against clear and deliverable strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver against a range of financial and performance targets (including membership growth and retention)
  • Manage and develop a team of talented professionals
  • Providing guidance on cyber and national security matters to their senior management team

Competencies:

  • A self-motivated individual who is comfortable leading several projects
  • An effective and motivational manager
  • A team player who is comfortable and able to work with relevant teams across the company
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Has a can-do approach and comfortable working in a high pressure, fast paced environment with competing demands
  • Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to get to grips with complex technical information and to communicate this effectively to a range of audiences
  • Able to articulate, explain and sell the benefits of them to a range of audiences from government to potential new members

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the Cyber and National Security landscape and the positioning and role of them
  • Strong knowledge of public affairs, ideally able to demonstrate a successful public policy outcome through using public affairs strategy
  • Has an awareness of tech companies' business models and drivers
  • Has a proven track record and experience of managing complex relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Comfortable with and has experience of working with board level executives

Desired

  • Interest in cyber security / technology / public policy
  • Strong interest in the UK tech sector and their mission to make the UK good for tech, make tech good for the UK and make tech good for people
  • Has a proven track record of managing events (dinners, breakfast briefings, seminars and so on) ensuring accuracy and attention to detail

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment, must be willing and able to attain SC level security clearance.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role. Cover letters must be kept to a max. of 500 words.

Candidates with experience of; Cyber and National Security Policy, Cyber Security, Public Affairs, Policy Manager, Innovation Manager, AI Policy Manager, Senior Policy Manager, AI Policy an Strategy, Strategy Manager, Senior Policy Adviser, Local Council Policy Manager, Innovation Policy Manager, Justice Policy Manager, Cyber Security Operations Manager, Non-Profit Programme Manager, Public Sector Programme Management, Cyber Security Engineer may also be considered for this role.