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Salary: 40,000 + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge

If you are a suitably qualified Data Manager who enjoys working on a wide range of exciting, interesting, and challenging projects and has a passion to work on one of the largest Estates in the country then the DIO Estates Department is for you

The Defence estate is one of the largest landholdings in the UK. It covers an estimated 1.8% of the United Kingdom land mass, costs c 2.5Bn each year to maintain and includes approximately; 50,000 houses, 80,000 technical assets such as runway networks, 860 listed buildings, 770 scheduled monuments, 10000 archaeological and electrical monuments, 170 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and 8 registered gardens and parks.

Within our Estates Team, you will be involved in a wide breadth of professional work on this high-profile public estate.

The Role

We are seeking a motivated Data Manager to join an established Business Rates & Valuation Team within our diverse and exciting Estates network.

The successful candidate will be a customer focused team member and working closely with IT Partners and civilian colleagues and will own and manage a data management programme to support the Business Rates and Valuation Teams. There are requirements to establish new reporting tools, collating information from a variety of sources and existing systems as well as improving and developing existing tools.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual, with the ability to oversee and manage the data programme and someone with the vision to understand the IT capabilities, suggest solutions and plan a programme of work to achieve excellent outcomes. Experience and passion for teamwork is essential to ensure all areas of work are completed to a high standard, coupled with the ability to be individually motivated to push forward the management programme.
Holding excellent communication skills, you will work with DIO colleagues and Case Officers, IT Partners to develop and implement new programmes to ensure access and improvement to data management.

The MOD Estate is wide and varied, on this unique Estate variety is certain and no 2 days will be the same!

Post Location

This post can be work out of the following locations:
Wyton: Huntington

Please state your location preference on your application.

About our Team

Estates are the in-house real estate team within DIO advising our customers on current and future infrastructure needs. We acquire, manage, safeguard and dispose of the Defence real estate.

Our unique customer knowledge and insight of the Defence Estate enables our in-house team of chartered surveyors, town planners, registered valuers and technical staff to provide in-depth advice, adding value to our customers, delivering programmes across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Overseas. This includes but is not limited to property advice, safeguarding, byelaws, rationalisation programmes, acquisitions, disposals, lease management, accommodation programmes, commercialisation initiatives, rating, valuation programmes and the management of the tenanted estate.

Estates have four delivery teams, Acquisitions & Disposals (A&D) - delivering the Acquisitions & Disposals Programme, Accommodation Optimisation Team (AOT) providing strategic accommodation advice and support, Land Management Services (LMS) providing a comprehensive land, estate and property management service and Specialist Teams - comprising of Overseas, Valuation & Rating, Safeguarding and the Estates Support Team (EST).

Sub-branch: Specialist Teams

This delivery team includes Commercial Surveyors, Valuers, Safeguarding Officers and Business Support professionals who, between them, provide comprehensive land, estate and property management services to the Overseas Estate, Estate wide Valuation & Rating Services, Safeguarding of specific assets and operational capabilities and a business support services to the Estates Division.

The Estates Support Team (EST) sit within Specialist Teams and are accountable for the business and admin support to all Estates Division teams (including Land Management Services, Acquisition & Disposal and Accommodation Optimisation). The team has Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in: Business Rates; Recruiting; Apprentices; HR Compliance/Guidance; Stakeholder Engagement; Risk Reporting; Manpower; Training; Finance; IT & Data Management. The EST is based in 9 locations across the UK.

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.
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Main Responsibilities

The Role will work with the Assistant Heads of Valuations and Business Rates to develop and deliver an agreed data management programme.

You will collaborate with IT partners to develop and implement required reporting tools and work closely with Case Officers to identify and determine key project data, engaging with stakeholders to draw out common and standard data for comparative modelling - forecasting and will be responsible for managing the design and delivery of various data tool packages, to produce the next generation of asset valuation software.

The role is responsible for the provision of subject matter knowledge and skills relating to data management and exploitation. Focusing on maximising the value from data as a corporate asset, you will lead on engagement with other DIO Divisions, Stakeholders and Customers, implementing strategies and approaches to access and improve data.

The successful candidate will ensure Data Governance alignment with the overall business strategy and ongoing initiatives via Collaboration with members of the Estates senior executives and you will plan resources accordingly to suitably focus key activities and priorities within the DIO Data Governance Plan.

For a full job description or further insight into the role, we encourage you to engage with the contact point stated below

Desirable Experience and Skills

Experience in real estate, property, and the development industry.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Seeing the Big Picture

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:
Highly competitive Pension Scheme
Flexi-time scheme
Alternative working practices such as working from home
25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years service
Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queens birthday
Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Learning & Development
Professional and Personal Development of skills
Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

Employment Hours
The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working, Part-Time working and Job Share working patterns will be considered.

Travel Requirements
Travel may be required to carry out site visits where you may go on MOD Establishments, residential estates, building sites, agricultural land, training areas and firing ranges etc. The successful Candidate will need to comply with DIO H&S Policies and Procedures.

About DIO
DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.
Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:
Meaningful, purposeful work
The ability to learn and grow
The right opportunities and resources
To care about your wellbeing
To feel valued and included

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:
Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
Provide utilities services
Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
Provide a safe place to train
Allocate Service Families Accommodation
Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
Act as steward of the Defence estate
Provide the unarmed guarding service

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

Applications will be sifted on all Success Profile elements, but in the event of a high number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the Experience section (Personal Statement) and Lead Behaviour of Managing a Quality Service.

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:


Managing a Quality Service
Delivering at Pace


CV including Job History and Previous Skills
Personal Statement
In no more than 500 words, please use examples to demonstrate relevant, suitable experience and knowledge at an appropriate level:
Capturing and analysing quantitative and qualitative data and presenting it to customers and team colleagues that is aligned to their project or role.
Data storage and IT data systems to capture and analyse data.
Working across technical delivery teams to understand business drivers and outcomes and to gain knowledge of key data requirements and its use in delivery of Business Rates and Valuation output.
A good working knowledge of Microsoft 365 and excellent IT skills
Previous experience of working in a multi-disciplined team
Strong communication skills both verbally and written

At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:


Changing and Improving
Seeing the Bigger Picture

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing 11/07/2022.
Interviews will take place via Face to Face or remotely through a digital platform, this will be confirmed with the successful candidates who are invited to an interview and will be conducted week commencing 20/07/2022.
A minimum of 2 full working days notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

For help and support with your application check out our
Civil Service Careers Homepage and the How to apply section

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
Construction, Architecture, Property
Job Sector
Information Technology
Job Position
Estimated Salary
£40,000.00 / year
Postal Code
PE28 2EA
Wyton, Huntingdon PE28 2EA, UK
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