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Chief Engagement and Design Officer

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Recruiter: Department for International Trade
Listed on: 17th December 2020
Location: National - Your Nearest DIT Office
Salary/Rate: £75000 - £85000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Chief Engagement and Design Officer
Department for International Trade
SCS Pay Band 1
Location: National - Your nearest DIT office
Help us deliver the digital services that will boost British businesses around the globe.
Our work is at the heart of the Government's agenda. As we begin to operate the UK's independent trading system, and continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting businesses the work of the Department for International Trade (DIT) is more important than ever.
Here, we champion an expert, enterprising, engaged and inclusive workplace in which every member of the team plays a valuable role in delivering the best possible trade and investment environment for the UK. For the first time in 40 years we have an independent trade policy, so we are establishing Free Trade Agreements and market access, working innovatively to support British businesses in their ambitions to export and invest in countries globally. Our work is fast-paced and deeply rewarding, making for a dynamic environment in which to pursue your long-term goals.
Joining us in this newly created role within the Digital, Data and Technology Directorate (DDaT), you will be the face of the Strategy and Design team, acting as the bridge between technical and non-technical colleagues to drive digital change across the organisation. Providing leadership to the five Service Owners who deliver our products for the wider DIT, you will collaborate on multiple products and services, handling high-profile initiatives such as the ongoing development of - a vital platform that encourages investment in the UK. Leading the development of the DDaT strategy, you will see to it that we are delivering on our promises, and you will work with wider departmental colleagues to promote the benefits of our portfolio. Helping steer projects and programmes to completion, you will bring internal stakeholders and private sector partners together, developing end-to-end services and tools that will ultimately help UK businesses prosper around the world.  
This exciting opportunity requires a great deal of front-faced engagement and outreach, so you will excel with us if you have exceptional communication, leadership and networking skills. With the ability to contribute to senior governance boards, you will have a background in managing high-performing teams and delivering against challenging agendas. Boasting in-depth experience of shaping strategic programmes of work within the DDaT sector, you will enjoy shaping digital and product strategies, and you will have comprehensive design or systems thinking. As such, you will be comfortable handling agile product cycles, and you will be keen to bring emerging technologies to the wider DIT. Crucially, you will be well versed in managing stakeholder expectations, using your exceptional influencing capabilities to achieve the best outcomes.
Join us, and you will play an instrumental role in defining and delivering the most ambitious projects. With the freedom to innovate and ample opportunity to network, this is a role that will provide a myriad of fascinating opportunities. Further enhanced by a generous benefits package and flexible working arrangements (we are also open to a job share arrangement), you are sure to excel in our forward-thinking team.   
Closing date: 17 January 2021.