Director – Technology Transformation

Department for International Trade

Closing date: 3 Apr 2017

Reference number



Circa 90,000 per annum


SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Information Technology
Senior leadership

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time, Job share


42 hours including lunch breaks

Number of posts




About the job

Job description

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is one of Whitehall’s newest Departments, promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us.

This is a tremendously exciting time to join DIT and work at the heart of the UK’s relationship with the global economy. We are developing and delivering a new trade and investment policy to promote UK business across the globe, developing and negotiating free trade agreements and market access deals with non-EU countries, and negotiating plurilateral trade deals focused on specific sectors and products. We also work across the UK to support exporters, facilitate outward investment, and to attract foreign direct investment.

The Department is rapidly scaling up to meet these challenges and is seeking to appoint an Technology Transformation Director. The Technology Transformation is at the heart of the Department’s ability to successfully deliver its programme of work, and this person will play a key role in enabling the Department to meet its important objectives. This post holder will be responsible for building and leading the team, that will reset the organisation’s approach to technology, and deliver a high quality modern technology service.

This individual will lead the delivery of the transformed IT for DIT’s staff, as well as providing strategic advice to Ministers on key issues relating to IT and cyber security in the Department. It is crucial that they are comfortable interacting with and influencing a wide range of senior stakeholders, as well as delivering at pace in complex environments.

Please see candidate information pack for further details.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Please see candidate information pack below.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Please see candidate information pack below.

Sift/interview dates and location

Longlist Meeting - Week commencing 17th April

Shortlist Meeting - Week commencing 1st May

Staff Engagement Exercise/ Informal Chats - Weeks commencing 8th May, 15th May

Final Panel Interviews - Week commencing 22nd May

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