Change Leadership Ref. 2910

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Project and Programme Office
Central London, Manchester



Lead Change Manager £50,954 - £58,883, dependent on skills and experience plus the opportunity to qualify for a £5,128 skills-related payment.

Business Change Manager: £43,172 - £49,891 dependent on skills and experience plus the opportunity to qualify for a £4,198 additional skills-related payment.

Change Analyst: £36,733 - £42,445 dependent on skills and experience.

Flexible Working: We support full-time, part-time, compressed and flexible hours. We’re committed to offering remote working in our organisation, however, our ability to do so is dependent on role requirements and business need.

About Us 

MI6 and GCHQ are part of the UK’s Intelligence Services. We work together to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats at home, overseas and online, including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. Working across our vital missions, you’ll deliver impact at the heart of national security, all within a supportive and inclusive environment that allows everyone to thrive.

Change Leadership enables and supports positive transformation across the organisation, helping to deliver new capabilities and tools to overcome business challenges. When you join the team, you’ll help key business areas to overcome their most important challenges, using your innovative and analytic mindset to support them at every stage. Roles in this area include:

Change Analyst

As an entry-level Change Analyst, you’ll gain experience in a rewarding environment as part of a forward-thinking team, as you help to deliver projects and programmes that protect the UK. You’ll be working alongside Change Managers and Business Analysts to develop your skills, gaining a strong understanding of our vision and helping us bring this to life. 

Business Change Manager

You’ll improve and transform our capabilities, working on projects and change initiatives you’ll support our key business areas to realise their most important challenges. Your role will be to act as a conscience, ensuring that people, not just process or technology, are at the heart of change.

Lead Change Manager

You’ll develop and implement change strategies that span tech adoption, cultural change and underpin the overall strategic objectives. Getting to grips with the needs and challenges of our customers, you’ll help everyone to understand the benefits of new ways of working – and get them ready to play their part in the process.

For more information about the roles, click on the individual job titles. When you are ready to apply for the role, return to this page, and click the submit button at the bottom of the page to start your application.

What you’ll get

With comprehensive training, you’ll get all the support you need to thrive at work. From bespoke internal courses and mentoring schemes, to getting the chance to gain professional qualifications you’ll be developing your own knowledge and skills, while adding value to the business. In addition to an equitable salary, you’ll also have access to benefits including 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service), an excellent pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, and paid parental and adoption leave.

We have a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive workplace where people support each other and want to make a real difference. We have a range of growing affinity groups supporting gender equality, ethnicity, mental health, neurodiversity and disability, LGBTQ+, faith and no faith communities. We also have sports, activities, and social groups to help you connect with people who share similar interests. You can find out more about our drive for diversity and inclusion here

For further information on the professions and roles we're recruiting for (including salaries and locations) and for a full list of responsibilities, skills, and experience required, please click on the hyperlinks to each individual role. When you ready to make your application, please use the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the profession area job description page. Within the application form, you'll be prompted to select your chosen role and location.

Equal Opportunities

At MI6 and GCHQ, diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce such as women, those from an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Find out more about our culture, working environment, and diversity on our websites:

We’re Disability Confident

MI6 and GCHQ are proud to have achieved Leader status within the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. This is aimed at encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people. Being Disability Confident, we aim to offer a person-to-person interview to any candidate who self identifies as disabled and meets the essential criteria for the role.  

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you’ll nonetheless be considered.  Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years.  This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You can apply at the age of 17 years, if successful you’ll not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday.

Right to Withdraw Statement:
Please be aware that we reserve the right to bring the closing date for this role forward from the original closing date once a certain number of applications have been received. Please be mindful of this and submit your application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.