Government Digital Service
The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office. We lead the digital transformation of the UK government so that it works better for everyone. Our work is user-focused, dynamic and forward-looking, making our organisation an exciting and innovative place to be.
At the Government Digital Service (GDS), our mission is to build a simple, joined-up and personalised experience of government for everyone. Using our unique position at the centre of government, we develop services that work for the user, however complex the underlying systems may be. We believe that ensuring things work for end users is the only way to realise the efficiencies that come with digital transformation.
Our focus is on delivering five missions in the following areas:
You can read more about these missions and our vision for the transformation of government in our 2021-2024 strategy
Digital identity products enable users to prove who they are online, in a safe and trusted way. Over 8 million people have relied upon GOV.UK Verify to access government services digitally. Building on these experiences, GDS is now working closely with a wide range of other departments to develop and pilot a new cross-government solution that will make it easier to find and use public services, whilst continuing to protect privacy. Our vision is for citizens to be able to use one login for all such services, without needing to re-enter information multiple times.
This is a high-profile programme that aims to transform the way people interact with government, and is a central pillar of GDS’s 3-year strategy. We are therefore recruiting and growing a first-class team that is representative of, and motivated to make a real difference for, users and departments.
As the leading (and most senior) counter-fraud expert in GDS, you and your small team will play a critical role in protecting the UK’s current and future digital identity ecosystem. As the Head of Threat Intelligence and Counter-Fraud you will:
We’re looking for candidates with experience of:
In the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. For each role we advertise we consider what you will need to demonstrate to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. We will be looking at your experience, career history and achievements that are relevant to the specific job role. We may assess your ability, strength, experience, technical/specialist skills and behaviours.
For this role the following behaviours are the most relevant:
You can find out about the application process and practical details like our office locations on the things you need to know page.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. You can find out more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion and read our equal opportunities statement on our Diversity and Inclusion page.
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