Project Managers Ref. 1761
Project Management in SIS
Project Management sits at the heart of everything we do here at MI6 – or as we’re more formally called, the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). It is the enabler for changing the way we work to make us more effective and efficient and to keep us ahead of those who seek to do harm to our country and our citizens, wherever they are in the world. Our Project Managers play a unique and vital role in safeguarding the way SIS operates as a global intelligence service in the 21st century. If you have a real passion for delivering change and want to develop your Project Management career in a unique and challenging environment, this is your chance to join us. You will help to ensure that our intelligence not only stays secret but is accessible and useful to our people and our customers. As part of an innovative, forward-thinking team that’s continuously developing new ways of working, you’ll make sure MI6 has the ability to perform its mission to the very highest level.
About the roles
Our Project Managers take responsibility for translating business needs into credible, achievable plans, with a focus on incorporating the appropriate standards of performance, reliability and security whilst looking for novel and creative solutions. With relevant delivery experience covering three or more years, you will be responsible for your own project or a work stream within a programme. Your role would be to work across the entire project lifecycle from concept through to operation, building multi-disciplinary teams and delivering mission-critical capabilities in a changing environment.
• You’ll be able to demonstrate three or more years’ recent project management experience.
• You will have experience of building and leading teams to deliver project outputs to time, cost and quality.
• You’ll have a range of recognized project management qualifications and accreditations (e.g. PRINCE2, APMP, Management of Risk)
• You will be able to demonstrate a deep experiential understanding of all stages of the project management lifecycle.
• You may be a member of a professional body such as the APM or PMI.
• You will be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, and show commitment to continuous professional development.
MI6 simply could not operate without our talented multi-disciplinary teams. We exist to collect Britain’s foreign intelligence that helps protect the UK’s security and prosperity. This secret intelligence is gathered all over the world and reported to the Government — informing policies that counter threats to our country including terrorism, regional instability and weapons proliferation. Join us and you’ll receive a full induction into SIS before joining our established Project and Programme Management teams. Following this, we’ll help you develop your skills with individually tailored training to make the most of your talents and interests. Depending on how your career with us progresses, there will be a range of opportunities for you to explore, including membership of professional bodies.
If you are looking for a career with more variety, more purpose and more opportunity to build your skills, then please visit sis.gov.uk/careers to apply.
Please note: You need to be a British citizen, aged 21 or over to apply.
You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or close family member providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
As part of our commitment to being a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).
To secure an interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form.
On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.