Executive Director - External Relations Directorate
Government Office

Job Reference: COX-008213

Closing Date: 09/01/2019

Salary: £83,157 - £91,430 per annum

Department: Cabinet Office

Hours Per week: 37

Do you have what it takes to ensure a bright future for the Isle of Man?

We’re looking for someone with the tenacity, determination and drive to join us in leading the direction of the Island’s international affairs during this significant and exciting period of change.

We know that it is vital for the Island to build strong international relationships around the world, and this role is integral in ensuring that we maintain a strong international profile and that the Island’s reputation is protected and defended.

If you have the skills to influence, engage and negotiate with leaders across the world in the best interests of the Island, then this could be the role for you.

How does this role make an impact?

The Island is facing considerable pressures and potentially challenging times ahead. You will play a crucial part in protecting the Island’s reputation and position in this important work.

Within this fascinating role you will work with governments, organisations, parliaments and policy makers around the world, to raise the Island’s profile, help the economy and contribute towards social responsibility.

You will identify ways to ensure that the Island’s interests are properly promoted and defended in the UK, EU and across the globe and so ensure external affairs are conducted effectively both at home and abroad.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in international relations and politics.

You will need to build and manage a wide range of national and international connections, so your expertise building these important relationships and establishing your personal credibility will be matched by your abilities as a senior leader to be able to inspire, motivate and empower others.

For more information about who we are looking for, see the Job Profile available to download from the bottom of this page.

What could this role offer you?

In return we can offer you a role which allows you to work with politicians and senior leaders from across the world and make a real difference to our Island.

If you’re looking for your next career move and would thrive on the chance to play a major role in the Isle of Man, where every day brings new challenges to develop your existing skills, then this could be the right next step for you!

We can offer you a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive organisation that values our people and their development. We also offer flexible working opportunities and a rewarding pension scheme.

What the Island has to offer!

The Isle of Man is the ideal place to live and work, combining breath-taking unspoiled scenery, superb leisure facilities, with excellent air and sea links to the UK and Ireland. The Island offers a high quality family and individual lifestyle in an environment that has a low crime rate and provides a first class education.

The Island enjoys a favourable basic rate of income tax (10% min 20% max) and generous rates of personal allowance. With a buoyant economy, vibrant towns and miles of beautiful open countryside, the Isle of Man has something for everyone.

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle, check out our All About the Isle of Man booklet attached to this advert. In addition, you can also visit www.locate.im


Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role. For any further information on the relocation package please contact helpmeapply@gov.im

Your Benefits

In the Isle of Man Public Service we believe the benefits we offer our employees are important; from financial benefits to your Wellbeing and Development, we have a lot to offer.

We have created a downloadable document, Our Benefits - A Quick Guide; have a read to see what benefits you could enjoy whilst working for us. 

Contacts for further information

To assist you in your decision making and application please contact Will Greenhow, Chief Secretary on 01624 685703.

Recruitment Timeframe

Closing date: 9th January
Interviews will take place w/c 21st January.

Interview expenses agreed in advanced will be covered.

How to apply

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post. If you do wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment and Employment Changes Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im?

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. We encourage you to use the online application process which allows you to track your application and receive faster communication regarding your application. If you wish to apply using a manual application these can be found here. Please print the correct application off and return to OHR, 2nd Floor, Illiam Dhone House, Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AG. Please note an acknowledgement of receipt of application will not be sent for manual applications.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.