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Salary: 26,350 + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge

DIO Regional Delivery Overseas and Training (OS&Trg) provides a range of infrastructure and training support functions across the UK and overseas. The organisation is Head of Establishment (HoE) for the UK Defence Training Estate, provides direct training support to UK Armed Forces and wider MOD, in addition to supporting Cadets, Over Government Departments and foreign armed forces. We provide these services overseas in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Belize, where we are not HoE. OS&Trg lead all aspects of the provision of a Training Estate that is of the right size and standard against the endorsed need, fit for purpose, safe, well led, balanced and critical to social and environmental considerations. OS&Trg also provides infrastructure support functions in the Permanent Joint Operating Bases (PJOB) and Far East. This encompasses Cyprus, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island, Nepal, Brunei and Singapore.

We are the forerunners for the military training estate in Wales and West Midlands, ensuring safe place of the training estate by making available to the customer safe and compliant infrastructure.

The Deputy Training Safety (DTSO) will support the Training Safety Officer (TSO) in the provision and maintenance of the Caerwent Range Area to ensure and provide a safe place for training to be conducted and to advise all users, the public and local bodies on safety.

They will keep up to date on all the needs of the units who utilise the facilities in order to brief and assist units to achieve the best results in their training from using the available facilities and ranges. The DTSO needs to work closely with both Units and our Industry partners daily to ensure we deliver the best service.

The DTSO will scrutinise the range standing orders and relevant paperwork submitted by training units ensuring all levels of safety are adhered to by the units. The DTSO actions should reflect personal integrity, enthusiasm and conscientiousness to maintaining safety and safe place throughout the training areas of responsibility.

They should have a passion for safety ensuring that the public are assured and kept safe at all times. They will attend meetings chaired by the TSO to brief visiting units and members of the public on the latest safety information.

Due to this post being situated in a remote location a Full UK Driving Licence will be essential.

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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Responsibilities
Main Responsibilities

The successful candidate will need to have a keen analytical mind, be hardworking and diligent to provide the critical service that will help the region provide its essential outputs. As the Deputy they will:

1. Deputise management and oversight of all dry training (including Operations in Built Up Areas (OBUA) and the use of pyrotechnics) in compliance with Defence Regulations and Standing Orders.
2. Brief users on all safety procedures and conduct of training. Provide training advice, mentorship and support to ensure optimum use of regional estate.
3. Assist in the management of OME in accordance with current regulations.
4. Step up to support regional management in the utilisation of other Training Facilities.
5. Assist the TSO Caerwent with routine safety related written orders.
6. Carry out Inspections and Audits to ensure safe place is optimised and if possible improved.
7. Be a critical point of contact and subject matter authority when the areas facilities are Inspected and Audited.
8. Monitoring of contractors performance.
9. Other tasks as directed by the Chain of Command

Desirable Experience & Skills

Range and Training Management 1 3 Qualifications or the Nationally recognised Civilian Equivelant.
Stores Management/Accountancy.
Fighting In Built Up Areas (FIBUA) Instructor or proven experience

Essential

Licences
Driving License Due to Rural location of camp and sites within the Region; which arent accessible by public transport.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership
  • Working Together


Benefits

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 and compressed working patterns will be considered.

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 life-cycle 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

Security

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 in to 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.

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 Job History and Qualifications

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

At application you will be assessed against the following:

Behaviours:
Leadership
Working Together

Experience: CV
Job History
Full Qualification details

Experience: Personal Statement
Detailing in no more than 500 words details of experience with the following:
1. Ability to brief up and down.
2. Ability to implement and challenge instructions where necessary.
3. Ability to audit and inspect.
4. Ability to communicate and be approachable or authoritative when the needs arrive.
5. Ability to use, navigate and learn IT Systems.

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

Behaviours:
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing 05 July 22
Interviews are currently taking place remotely and will be conducted week commencing: 11 July 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.

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.
Industry
Construction, Architecture, Property
Job Sector
Law Enforcement
Job Position
Health & Safety Officer
Estimated Salary
£26,350.00 / year
City/Town
Caldicot
Postal Code
NP26 5XL
Address
Caerwent Training Area, Dinham Rd, Caerwent, Caldicot NP26 5XL, UK
Post date
Closing date
Reference Number
214965

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