The Ministry of Defence (MOD) commercial function needs senior, experienced staff to handle the extremely challenging and complex acquisition projects needed to support our Armed Forces. These projects, covering procurement, purchasing and contracting activities, are amongst the most complex in government and the private sector.
We are recruiting despite overall staff reductions in the public sector because these are key roles in the delivery of defence requirements, both in Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). In DE&S, for example, benchmarking, the Major Projects Review Group and the Treasury have argued that greater skills are required. We are acting on those recommendations to increase senior MOD skills to lead commercial negotiations with industry.
We welcome applications from across Government and the private sector to ensure that MOD gets the best people for these roles.
Defence Vision: Defence in a Changing World
Our mission is to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to project its values and interests abroad. To do this we must meet a complex range of threats and challenges in a rapidly changing world. We will always use our influence to reduce the risk of conflict but we must be ready to fight and win on difficult and dangerous operations against determined opposition.
We must adapt to stay ahead, configure our capability to address tomorrow's threats, not yesterday's, build more versatile and agile forces for the future, and ensure our people have what they need to do what we ask of them. We cannot do everything on our own, so we must work effectively with our Allies and partners. And we must spend our budget wisely.We will continue to ask for a lot from our people, regulars, reserves and civilians, whose privilege and duty it is to defend the nation. We will need the best, proud of what we do together, fairly recognised and rewarded for what they achieve.
- Leadership at every level of Defence, making the right decisions at the right time for the right reasons – and learning from the things that go wrong;
- Strong Armed Services with a war-fighting ethos and a willingness to adapt, and an effective Ministry of Defence, working together to make Defence as a whole stronger;
- Modern, innovative ways of doing business, where individuals accept responsibility for decisions and we weed out duplication, red-tape, waste and delay.
- Battle-winning Armed Forces, smaller than before but able to reach across the world and operate across the spectrum from high-intensity combat to enduring stabilisation activity, who work with each other and with allies, equipped and trained for their task, their families well supported, trusted to shape their own future and manage their own resources within Defence;
- A smaller, more professional Ministry of Defence that supports Ministers in setting clear priorities for the outputs required of the Armed Forces and the Department, and holding them to account for meeting them; supports the Armed Forces to deliver what they are tasked to do; and reports honestly and openly to Parliament and the public;
- A hard-headed approach to what we can afford, now and in the future, getting the most value we can from each pound of taxpayers' money.
In this way we can all be proud to be a part of our great enterprise: defending our nation in a changing world.