Closing Date: 23:59, Monday 13 May 2019
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is at the forefront of Government’s relationship with business. It has one of the widest remits in Whitehall and a key role to play in ensuring markets work well for business, consumers and workers. We are looking for an exceptional strategic leader to join our senior leadership team as Director General, Business Sectors.
Reporting to the Permanent Secretary, Alex Chisholm, this is one of the most important posts in BEIS and a unique opportunity for an exceptional candidate to shape the Department’s engagement with the business community. Leading a team of circa 400 and managing a budget of circa £300m, you will be responsible for leading the Group’s work to ensure that industries can flourish and grow as we leave the European Union by promoting investment through Sector Deals, managing distressed situations, and adapting successfully to the new business environment.
You will be an experienced leader with the ability to set strategic direction, provide challenge and support to businesses and consumer bodies and build a high performing and diverse senior management team. You will have a strong policy or strategy background and knowledge of the current challenges for the UK economy and business environment. You will also be a highly credible ambassador and nuanced communicator, able to engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Commercial in approach, ideally you will have experience leading a portfolio of major projects and programmes.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as employment agency advisor to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on this appointment. If you are interested in finding out more, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QADAGB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).
Applications should be received by 23:59 on Monday 13 May 2019.
BEIS is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve. We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.
The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.