This post is responsible for the provision of subject matter assessment derived from psychological and behavioural expertise to help better understand the actions and behaviours of those people at the heart of geo-strategic military and political conflicts – delivering assessment and reporting in support of the National Cyber programme and other areas that are of high interest to the UK’s Defence and Security priorities.
This role will utilise rigorous and bespoke methodologies developed across the Human Sciences cross-Whitehall community in partnership with international Allies. The post provides policy and decision-makers within the MoD and other government departments with a deep understanding of internal MOD and national cyber enterprise responsibilities in support of a wide range of activity including current operations, contingency planning and policy formulation. Outputs include written analytical assessments, oral briefs to seniors and responding to quick turnaround ‘Requests for Information’.
The post holder would be expected to work flexibly, develop subject matter expertise and employ good analytical, written and presentation skills.
The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain good working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and customers including technical Subject Matter experts across MoD, fellow psychologists and cyber practitioners within MoD and other government departments. They will also contribute to the continuing development of Human Sciences ethical methodologies and capability development.
It is essential that the applicant has a proven and demonstrable background and experience in a human science, preferably Psychology or related social science such as Forensic Psychology or anthropology, and a minimum of 4-5 years applying this preferably in a government or academic setting, as is a post-graduate BPS accredited degree in psychology or related social science.
For more information including a full job description and to apply please visit www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk quoting 1588003 to search for the vacancy.
Closing date: 8 July 2018.
The MOD is an Equal Opportunities employer and seeks to reflect the diverse community it serves.
Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements.
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