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Salary: 33,000 + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge
This role is based within the Corporate Governance Plans and Board Secretariat team. We are the functional and corporate lead for DIO's Performance Reporting and Board Secretariat.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for a driven individual to develop in a highly respected subject area! We provide excellent advice, guidance, support and leadership to business areas on performance management. We lead the performance reporting process to the DIO Executive Committee and DIO Board and report DIO's performance into Head Office.

This is a great opportunity to learn, expand and develop knowledge in the Departmental planning and performance management process utilising analytical skills! We work to support senior management, responsible for the development, production, presentation and communication of the DIO Corporate Plan and Business Plan. These documents set direction, as they outline the priorities and key activities that we will undertake to implement and embed our strategy.

The Business Plan helps individuals and teams understand how DIOs performance will be managed throughout the year and assists teams to set clear and ambitious objectives. The plan also demonstrates how individuals will contribute to DIO's mission of Outstanding Delivery, Excellent Advice, One Team!

We work with the business, building strong working relationships to capture, collate and analyse performance data to measure DIO's Key Performance Indicators. We ensure the findings are accurately reported and delivered to time and standard, producing high-level analytical reports. The work we deliver plays a pivotal role in the decision-making process at strategic level.

This post may also be required to support the Board Secretariat as the need arises; responsible for delivering a high quality Secretariat service whilst ensuring DIOs governance framework is fit for purpose This role provides a solid foundation for long-term career progression.

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
Corporate Planning
Support the production of the annual DIO Business Plan, working with business areas across DIO to identify key deliverables, ensuring they align with strategic intent.
Monitor and report progress against the plan, ensuring risks and issues are identified and raised appropriately.
Development of a communications and engagement plan to launch the Business Plan.
Support the production of the 3-5 Year Corporate Plan.

External Corporate Reporting
Coordinate responses to highlight DIOs Performance reporting against the Defence Plan and Business Plan into MOD Head Office; and the response to targets in the Single Departmental Plan, to ensure Defence and wider Government has a clear understanding of DIO performance.
Plan for the necessary review and approvals of the performance reports and monitor progress of reporting to ensure submission deadlines are met, ensuring the collation of input is captured in the most effective and efficient manner.

Internal Performance Reporting
Plan for the necessary review and approvals of the performance reports and monitor progress of reporting to ensure submission deadlines are met, ensuring the collation of input is captured in the most effective and efficient manner.
Review content to ensure it meets requirements.
Support the development and improvement of monthly DIO Corporate Key Performance Indicators to ensure the DIO Executive Committee and DIO Board have an appropriate means of measuring performance across the organisation.
Represent Corporate Governance at the relevant internal governance forums to ensure that data and information is coherent across the organisation and the corporate priorities are appropriately represented
Support the continuous improvement of corporate reporting and alignment to the internal and external governance framework to ensure this remains is fit for purpose.
Review, maintain and communicate internal performance reporting processes.

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.

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.

Desirable Experience & Skills
Knowledge of and experience in the Departmental planning process and experience of organisational performance management.
Experience in Corporate Reporting and Key Performance Indicators


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership
  • Working Together

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


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

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

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.

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 lead behaviours Delivering at Pace and Managing a Quality Service

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

At application you will be assessed against the following:

Delivering at Pace
Managing a Quality Service

CV: Job History, Full Qualification Details & Previous Skills

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

Working Together

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing: 04/07/22
Interviews will be conducted week commencing: 11/07/22

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.

To assist with your application please find attached below:

1. DIO Candidate Information Guide

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.
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£33,000.00 / year
Whittington, Oswestry, UK
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