MI6 searches for a new CIO

MI6 searches for a new CIO

Who will be the spy who loved IT?

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is advertising for a new chief information officer, following the retirement of the previous IT leader.

The job advert from MI6 requests "an experienced manager of technological and commercial risk at a strategic level" to help defend the UK's security and economic interests overseas.

"Technology is a critical enabler of SIS's work in tackling 21st century challenges such as terrorism and regional instability," said the SIS.

"Like any world-class organisation the Service is continually adapting to change and our technology has to be ever more responsive, agile and resilient."

The successful candidate will be expected to grow strategic relationships with private sector partners

Applicants must be British citizens and will be required to obtain Developed Vetting clearance – the government's highest-level security check, allowing access to top secret documents.

Interested candidates should email their CV and a covering letter to CIOresponse@hotmail.com by 19 November, quoting reference 2810.