Director, Transport Security Co-Ordination and Response
Acting with a high degree of autonomy and reporting directly to a Director General, you will lead four diverse teams that co-ordinate and enable Transport Security activities within DfT. You will (supported by your teams) be the principal security adviser to the Secretary of State for Transport on Intelligence, CT, Cyber, Civil Disruption/Resilience.
You will lead on all cross-cutting national security work and ensure there is a common understanding of the risks, a coherent strategy and a strong capability to plan for and respond to frequent crises.
The role is:
•to be the Secretary of State’s senior security adviser, in particular in respect of terrorist threats or security incidents affecting the transport system; to advise other senior members of the Department;
•to develop and maintain strong, positive and mutually supportive relationships with other government departments (OGDs) and their leadership teams;
•to shape and oversee Transport Security work programmes and risk assessment across modes and all National Security Risk areas (Terrorism, Civil Disruption and Cyber), and reshaping those programmes in response to changes in risk;
•to oversee a growing and ambitious transport security Science and Technology programme;
•to ensure effective coordination, cohesion and communication across DfT’s overall security team; and to act as a single, senior point of contact between DfT and security/intelligence partners across Government including senior representation at COBR (Cabinet Office Briefing Room), NSC (National Security Council) etc;
•to ensure the health of our contingency plans and capability to respond to incidents;
•to be a corporate leader of the Department.
Direct responsibility for 60 staff and a budget of £10m, and a wider leadership responsibility for DfT’s overall transport security function of 150+ staff and £20m.
Further information about the role and the application and selection process can be found in the candidate information pack via the link on this advert.