Chief Executive Officer

Full Time

Website FCDO Services, Government

As a Trading Fund, our main goals are to provide top quality, competitively-priced services for our customers while making a financial surplus and ensuring the long-term viability of the business. To achieve this, we aim to be a trusted, agile and global partner, delivering secure technical services primarily to our parent, the FCDO, but also to other relevant arms of government. We have a developing customer base that also includes the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office and some friendly foreign governments.FCDO Services has grown rapidly over the last five years, widening our customer base, increasing our reach and capabilities and proving our ability to respond to changing customer requirements. This has needed a deep understanding of our customers’ future requirements as well as a strong focus on our cost base and pricing, which must be competitive with other potential suppliers. To help us achieve this we have refined our future operating model “One FCDO Services” which will drive sharper customer focus, bring together parts of our business that need to be more closely aligned, and strengthen our focus on digital technology and innovation.

We are now looking for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead us through this next phase of growth and development.

You will extend our impact
You will lead an Executive team and work closely with the Board, to inspire our organisation, build on our strengths, and develop the vision and strategy and lead the organisation.

You will lead FCDO Services by providing the strategic framework and capability that will create a more inclusive organisation and drive improvements in employee engagement, customer, financial and delivery performance throughout the organisation, ensuring that it continues to operate as a commercially orientated service provider.

You will continue to develop the relationship between FCDO Services and the FCDO. You will ensure that FCDO Services fully supports the FCDO and other relevant government departments to deliver their strategic objectives and critical priorities, while continuing to maximise FDCO Services’ commercial capabilities.

You will ensure efficient and effective management of FCDO Services’ assets and resources and will be responsible for maintaining an appropriate framework for governance, risk management, and internal control processes.

You will be a driven leader
With exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, you will have a successful track record in operating at board level.

You will bring an understanding of leading in a global, complex organisation of comparable scale, preferably within a security related environment.

You know how to engage people and develop strong relationships, and you have the personal authority and credibility to influence and build stakeholder relationships with public sector customers.

Commercially minded, you will have the ability to ensure delivery and strong financial performance within tight budgetary constraints.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the FCDO Services on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit: using reference TAYEVA. Applications should be received by noon on 5 March 2021.

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