DEFRA recruits for deputy directors

Eleven new senior roles have been created in the environment department, but almost none require professional environmental experience

DEFRA wants people with a track record of navigating the political landscape. Photograph: Richard Thomas/123RFDEFRA is recruiting a swathe of deputy directors to manage a period of significant change, but does not require candidates to have any environmental experience.

The department is undergoing a wide-ranging “transformation” process both in how it is run internally and in its relationship with its regulators.

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