About the job
With other parts of government we are now working hard to help kick start the recovery from coronavirus, and to ensure that economic recovery is spread fairly across the country, resilient and ‘green’. Recovering growth while protecting and enhancing the environment and decarbonising the economy is the challenge of the next decade.
You will maintain strong relationships with Defra’s arms-length bodies and other key delivery partners. You will be an expert convener of networks, across Whitehall and beyond, with the ability to galvanise groups to support Defra achieve its ambitious goals. The scope of the role is truly enormous with the opportunity to influence on a global stage.
Defra is strongly committed to being an organisation in which fairness, respect and equality of opportunity is central to our relationships with employees and to the communities we serve and we expect our senior leaders to role model inclusive leadership and undertake actions to support our inclusive and diverse workforce.
There is no better time to join Defra, as we work to deliver our strategic priorities to secure and restore our natural environment, support our food, farming and fisheries industries, foster rural communities, and protect against flooding, animal diseases, and other natural threats.
If you are a brilliant thinker and a confident leader, with strong values and a total commitment to diversity and inclusion and you are excited by this role, we invite you to apply.
Please view the candidate information pack for more information about the role and essential criteria.
Things you need to know
Selection process details
The expected timetable is as follows:
Closing Date: 23:55 on 3 August 2020
Short List Meeting: 13 August 2020
Assessments: w/c 24 August and 31 August 2020
Interviews: w/c 14 September 2020
The role of Director General, Environment, Rural and Marine has similarities with the Director General, Strategy and Change role currently being advertised under reference 60125. If you are interested in both roles, you will need to apply for each campaign individually. If you are shortlisted for both roles and as the selection process is the same, we will streamline the process so that you undergo a single set of assessments and one panel interview.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.