Senior Business Enablers Ref. 1691

£47,035 rising to £50,848 after three years
At MI5, we develop new and creative ways to keep the country safe. Our Senior Business Enablers are crucial to this. By being inclusive, supportive and respectful, they lead teams throughout the organisation and with our partners to deliver critical work in flexible ways. Each team is essential to our success, and we can only deliver the excellent results we need when they are collaborative, diverse and communicating well.

What we look for

To apply, you’ll need to be an experienced manager who has led teams and knows how to get the best out of people. It takes people from a variety of backgrounds to help us tackle the threats that we face and MI5 is committed to reflecting the society we protect. For this reason, our Senior Business Enablers come from all walks of life.

You’ll have found your own leadership style, and be open to developing yourself and finding new ways of working. As a critical enabler, a key part of your role will be to create a positive environment for your team, so you’ll be keen to use your skills to mentor and coach others. As an organisation, we have a mission to keep the UK safe, and you’ll play an important part in contributing to this goal.

The role

This is a role for those who are looking for a rewarding career in corporate services, and who want to use their skills to help keep the country safe by providing the vital services that MI5 needs to operate. As a senior manager within MI5, you’ll enable critical business decisions across the organisation. However, at the heart of this role is our people. Which is why you’ll involve others in your choices, and look ahead to consider how to best support your team. With your management experience, you’ll bring new ideas of how we can be prepared for tomorrows challenges, and ensure that we get the best out of our resources today. You’ll also come up with creative, innovative solutions, and communicate these to diverse teams made up of different levels of seniority.

Your first role with us will typically last around 2-3 years, and this could be in a wide range of areas including HR, information security or our legal branch. We’ll support you from day one so that you’re ready to demonstrate your individual leadership style. After your first role, you’ll be able to apply for a range of vacancies across MI5, depending on how you wish to progress your career.

The role is London based so applicants are advised to live within a commutable distance.

Our starting salary for this role is £47,035 rising to £50,848 after three years.

At MI5 we’re committed to creating a supportive and diverse work environment. Because of the nature of our work, we encourage a healthy work-life balance and there’s an emphasis on self-development.
Recruitment Process

The first thing we will ask you to do is to complete our pre-screening questions. If you do meet these criteria we will then ask you to begin an application. The first step will require you to create a login. You can do this by providing your full name, email address and a memorable password. Once you have successfully created a personal account, you will be required to complete an initial application form which contains some initial eligibility questions.

If you meet the initial eligibility criteria you will be sent an e-mail asking you to take an online verbal reasoning test, which forms part of the formal assessment process. On receipt of this invitation e-mail, you will have up to one week to take the test. If you do not complete the test within this timeframe we will assume that you no longer wish to proceed with your application.

This test is designed to assess the key skill of reasoning with verbal information, which is essential for the role of a Senior Business Enabler in the Security  Service. You will be given 25 minutes to complete the test and you will need to do this in one sitting.

If you pass the test, we will invite you to complete and submit our full application form. Our recruitment team will then complete an application sift. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a telephone interview to check they have the skills and motivation to work for the Security Service.

Assuming you pass this interview, you will be invited to attend an assessment centre in London. Depending on your performance in the process, this may be followed by a final selection interview. The next stage is a security interview with a vetting officer. The recruitment and vetting process can take at least nine months to complete. During the recruitment process our recruitment team will give you further information about when you would be able to join.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British citizen and one of your parents must be a British citizen or have substantial ties to the UK.

Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last 10 years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents.

Due to vetting requirements, you will need to be 18 years old, or above, to apply. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member.

At MI5, inclusion, individuality and fairness are values central to who we are as an organisation. We have won awards for being a Top 50 Employer for Women, Employer of the year 2018 for LGBT, one of the one of the best employers for racial diversity, and in autumn 2018, we won accolades specifically for gender balance and inclusive teamwork. We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates, women, LGBT, guaranteed interview scheme applicants and LGBT. All applications are welcome, and will be considered on their individual merit.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.