An exciting opportunity exists to join Human Factors (HF), a key part of Defence Intelligence (DI) and a unique capability within the UK intelligence community. HF fuses all-source intelligence analysis with psychology, anthropology, human sciences and media expertise to produce valuable and influential assessments. HF’s assessments support operations, diplomatic engagement, policy formation and contingency planning by a range of government customers. Psychological assessments are used to provide recommendations for engagement and negotiation strategies, as well as delivering an understanding of current behaviour and anticipating how people might respond to a particular situation or event.
This vacancy forms part of HF’s Psychological Assessment Team (PAT). PAT applies psychological and behavioural expertise to inform the human narrative of the intelligence picture. With a global remit, the team produces timely, cogent and robust psychological assessments at the strategic and operational levels in support of crisis and conflicts in areas of priority to Her Majesty’s Government and the Ministry of Defence.
The post holder will be responsible for the production of focused intelligence assessments in support of understanding those at the heart of high profile conflicts and areas of interest including Daesh, Iraq, Syria, the wider Middle East and North Africa, Gulf regions and Russia.
The post holder will have the rare opportunity to work closely with a very diverse range of stakeholders within the UK as well as allied and multi-national organisations, focused on intelligence, human behaviour, cyber and information operations.
The HF team use rigorous, yet bespoke methodologies developed in partnership with our international allies to provide analysis and assessment to understand the actions of those at the heart of geo-strategic military and political conflicts. The post holder is required to have experience in applying their psychological expertise and so chartership with the British Psychological Society, or a willingness to work towards this, is essential for this role.
DI aspires to be an exemplar equal opportunities employer, and create a workplace which values diversity and is free from any form of unfair discrimination. This post is open to those seeking alternative work patterns, including job share.
This post is open to UK nationals only.
Applications must be made on www.civilianjobs.mod.uk and be supported by a full CV.
Closing date: 5 December 2016.
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.