: 40,000 + substantial pension and benefits GBP The Challenge
Are you passionate about meeting, and exceeding, customer needs and expectations? Would you like to join a small, friendly team working on a wide range of defence infrastructure polices, strategies and initiatives? If so, please get in touch we are very keen to hear from you!
The Infrastructure Policy team sits within the Estate Strategy area, part of the wider Directorate of Strategy and Plans (S&P) within DIO. S&Ps purpose is to ensure Defence has the right estate to support military capability by providing expert advice across the MODs infrastructure business. S&P maintains an overview of the entire Defence estate, supports policy and strategy development, and provides planning support and assurance across the infrastructure business and within the DIO.
The Infrastructure Policy team operates right at the heart of DIOs Expert Advisor role to Defence. We are the owners of Joint Service Publication (JSP)850 (Infrastructure and Estate Policy, Standards and Guidance), a key source of information and critical enabler to Defences infrastructure operations. We are also responsible for leading the improvement of MODs infrastructure and estate policies and working with other significant infrastructure initiatives to ensure coherence across our business. Having successfully delivered the rebranded and updated JSP850 in 2021, we are now looking to build our capabilities to meet the infrastructure requirements of Defence customers and to support wider Government strategic policy initiatives.
The Infrastructure Policy Programme Manager is a key post within our team and is responsible for leading and co-ordinating the tasks and activities in our 22/23 plan and beyond. Being able to work with a wide range of stakeholders and delivering through others are essential aspects of this role.
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.
You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work ResponsibilitiesMain Responsibilities
a. Programming, prioritising, commissioning and co-ordinating the production of defence infrastructure policy and guidance content in relation to all Life Cycle aspects acquisition, build, operate, maintain and disposal
b. Provision of a Programme Management function to plan, co-ordinate and control policy maintenance and meet new customer / MOD Head Office requirements
c. Provision of cross-functional support to the policy team and business area stakeholders in the generation of JSP850 content
d. Management of annual published content reviews to confirm currency and completeness of JSP850 policy, standards and guidance
e. Respond to customer enquiries and feedback to continuously improve JSP850 as a product
f. Support Infrastructure Policy Assistant Head on communications and stakeholder engagement activity
g. Own and deliver individual policy workstrands where appropriateBehaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Managing a Quality Service
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
- Managing a Quality Service
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
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
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 About DIO
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 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. Allowances
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.
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.
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
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, in the event of a high number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the lead Behaviours of Leadership and Managing a Quality Service.
In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.
you will be assessed against the following:
Behaviours: Leadership, Managing a Quality Service
Experience: CV - Job History and Personal Statement - 1. Ability to write and verbally communicate to diverse stakeholders on complex and varied subjects 2. Ability to use Microsoft applications (including Teams) to organise and prioritise work.
you will be assessed against the above along with the following:
Behaviours: Seeing The Big Picture, Communicating & Influencing, Working Together
Application sifting is scheduled to take place during week commencing: 4 July 2022
Interviews will take place via Teams during week commencing 18 July 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.
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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.