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Job description

The Challenge
This Senor Finance Manager role for Disposals supports the Acquisition and Disposal (A&D) business area that reports to the Head of Estates. The role is responsible for being the primary point of contact for the financial management of the disposal programme in the DIO. This role will control and manage all disposal data related to DEO, Business as Usual (BaU) and Incentivisation disposal sites, holding the pivotal position of collating, controlling and reporting all disposals MI (including Land Sales Delivery Partners) for decision making by the Senior Leadership in DIO.
This is a high-profile role that provides valued financial information and insight to ensure effective financial management and enable decision making.

Main Responsibilities
- Financial subject matter expert for the Disposals team, providing advice and guidance as required. Developing business cases and securing authority to proceed. Monitor and identify improvements to compliance with MoD & DIO policy using the correct govennance chain.

- Lead monthly management review prcesses to assure forecasts, manage financial risks. Lead on the annual financial planning submission, liaising with both internal, external and strategic stakeholders.

- Ensure appropriate management of disposal sites and ensure compliance with MOD policy and DIO internal requirements, including VAT implications, capture of End of Year valuations.

- Provide coherent and accurate finanvcial reporting/MI for the Disposals Business Area.

Desirable Experience & Skills

- CCAB qualified or working towards preferable.


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

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Finance Competence Framework - In Year Financial Management
  • Finance Competence Framework - Financial Governance
  • Finance Competence Framework - Financial Planning

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:
  • Finance Competence Framework - In Year Financial Management


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 Queen-s 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

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.

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

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.

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 .

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, Experience and Technical skills.

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 Behaviours, but in the event of a significant number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the lead behaviours
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service.

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

At application you will be assessed against the following:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service.

- Working at management level, communication, collaboration skills
- Excel skills

- Finance Competence Framework - In Year Management

A personal statement is required, please submit detailing in no more than 500 words
1. Experience of working at management level, working collaboratively.
2. Have strong technical skills, specifically a sound understanding of accounting and financial issues.
3. Excellent communication skills, can apply an analytical approach to problem solving and can provide robust financial data, information and insight.
4. Strong Excel skills
5. Experience of working with financial systems.

At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:
- Leadership
- Delivering at Pace

- Finance Functional Framework: Financial Governance
- Finance Functional Framework: Financial Planning

Application sifting is scheduled to take place week commencing 2 November
Interviews will take place via BT Meet Mee/Microsoft Teams/Skype within 2 weeks of the sift. A minimum of 2 full working days- notice will be provided for interviews. Band B posts will be given 7 days- notice. 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. Finance Functional Framework

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

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

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.
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