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30 June 2017

Research Lead and Technical Advisor for Maritime Security - UK

Are you excited by the idea of a fast paced and influential position within the Department for Transport? Would you thrive in a role where you can influence real world responses to real life security issues?

The Department for Transport are looking for an exceptional individual to work as Research Lead and Technical Advisor within their Maritime Security team. If you answer yes to the questions above, then they want to hear from you.

As Research Lead and Technical Advistor you will have the ability to work effectively in fast-moving situations. You will use your analytical skills to draw conclusions from sometimes incomplete or changing data, which will allow you to commission research to provide clear advice, often within short timescales. You will be the subject matter expert in your field and your opinions and guidance will be respected and valued by senior colleagues.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the Maritime security research programme to deliver high quality evidence that underpins transport security policy delivery.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers and the technical oversight manager to ensure work is in line with the overall departmental strategy.
  • Building effective working relationships with other experts in your field, including those from other Government departments and from overseas.

About you

You are self-motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to see a piece of work through to completion. You recognise the value of building strong and effective working relationships that you can then draw upon to ensure you have the required knowledge and information required for successful project delivery. You are highly organised which helps you to manage changing priorities with minimal negative impact to yourself and your team.

About DFT

They are responsible for delivering a vital programme of research and analysis to support the departments Transport Security policy and operational needs.

They are a significant funder of counter-terrorism (CT) research in the UK, and their team works closely with colleagues across the CT community in government to ensure effective co-ordination. They have strong international collaborations, particularly with the US and European partners.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, then they look forward to hearing from you.

To find out more information and apply for this role click HERE

Closing date: 11 July 2017