Senior Incidents and Investigations Lead

Fareham, South East, PO17 6AD : Salisbury, South West, SP4 0JQ

About the job

As a world-leading science and technology organisation, Dstl is determined to continuously learn and improve, especially if something unexpected or unplanned happens. The person in this role will lead how Dstl reacts, triages, responds and learns from all types of incidents, be they business, safety, security, fraud or other. They will lead our cadre of internal investigators across the organisation and work with our management teams to make sure that Dstl learns and improves from these incidents. This is recognised as an important role in Dstl, with a high level of exposure to senior leaders in all areas of our business.
Job description
In this role you will:
• Build and maintain a cadre of internal investigators made up of staff from across the laboratory, who can be called upon to find the root cause of incidents. You will bring the investigations community together to share best practice, to develop and grow, and to deliver to high standards when called upon to conduct an investigation.
• Facilitate the triage of incidents to allow senior leaders to make the appropriate investigatory response, scoping investigations and ensuring appropriate quality of investigation reports.
• Build a truly collaborative effort to the management of incidents and investigations by working with colleagues in specialisms such as Security, Safety, HR, or Finance; stewarding the Dstl incidents process and reporting on its performance
• Engage with Division Leadership teams to ensure that changes agreed in response to an investigation are embedded in our business and ensure Dstl continually improves.
• Monitor and improve the reporting of all types of incidents, bringing coherence and insight to reporting data, and identifying trends and themes.
• Represent Risk, Assurance and Governance at relevant forums and committees.

We are looking for someone who has demonstrated the ability to deliver a high quality service to tight deadlines, lead a community of practitioners without line management authority, and find pragmatic and balanced compromises which result in great outcomes.
A degree-level qualification in a subject demonstrating the ability to understand complex technical topics, or equivalent experience.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Working Together
Managing a Quality Service
Seeing the Big Picture
We'll provide a great range of benefits including;
• Flexible working
• Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay
• Chartership and accreditation support
• Pension
• Generous annual leave
• A competitive salary
• Excellent learning and development
• Onsite gyms and restaurants
• Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
Online application form followed by a behavioural and technical interview.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.

This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :   Dstl Recruitment Team
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Telephone :   01980950000 option 4
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Further information
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