In this role youll: Develop & sustain capability (people relationships, infrastructure, knowledge, licences to practice) to provide technical/scientific contribution to current and future projects across Dstl through effective use of the Team’s resources/expertise:

Maintain awareness of current and future demand requirements

Understand and use the different resource options to ensure an appropriate mix of team members.

Understand and effectively develop capability to align with Division Capability plans

Build resilience through succession planning, including developing future leaders

Have direct Line management of a team of ca.15 Team Members:

Enable effective performance management and development of team members

Allocate employees to tasks or projects based on requirements

Coach and support Team Members career and personal development.

Ensure that people have the necessary skills and competencies for the tasks assigned

Ensure your team have knowledge of and conform to all safety and security and resilience requirements.

Build employees engagement and create an environment which nurtures excellence through:

Set the direction for team, including how the team fits with strategic aims;

Create a positive and inclusive working environment that aligns with Dstl Values, Champion diversity and enable employees to excel

Communicate and own difficult messages;

Challenge and address poor performance

Recognise and highlight high performance,

Network with other Team Leaders and stakeholders to share good practice and ensure a coherent approach.

Implement Dstl’s policies and ensure compliance with the Management System.

Provide individual technical/professional contribution as agreed with your Line Manager.ResponsibilitiesAs well as a relevant technical background youll also have: An ability to quickly develop good working relationships with a variety of people

Good networking skills

Tact and diplomacy in dealing with a wide range of issues/challenges within your team and beyond

You’ll demonstrate persistence to see things through to a conclusion

Real passion for developing capability and people

The aptitude to lead through change

Able to communicate coherently and sensitively, explaining complex issues in a way that is easy to understand

You’ll have strong Emotional intelligence skills, and be able to understand your own and others reactions, motivations etc.

Able to handle conflicting priorities successfully delivering to changing requirements

Able to successfully handle multiple tasks at a time

The ability to work with colleagues to achieve a common goal

Please see the attached job profile and candidate information pack for further information