05 November 2018

Head of Defence Estate Optimisation

Ministry of Defence

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Location: Andover

Salary: £90,000

Job Description

Location: Andover, however, other DIO locations may be considered.  
Regular travel will be required, especially to MOD Main Building, London.
Salary: £90,000

The DIO is currently undertaking an ambitious and challenging transformation, which involves changing the way that we work with our clients across the armed forces. We aim to provide first class estate expertise and delivery insight across the whole of the MoD portfolio and give our clients confidence that they are providing the best working environment for those defending the security of our nation. 

The Defence Optimisation Programme was mobilised to deliver the Footprint Strategy which outlined how a 30% reduction in MoD built estate could be achieved by 2040, subject to available funding.  This programme will deliver a smaller but better estate in support of military capability, through a long-term approach to transform an estate.

You will be a senior infrastructure adviser, responsible for ensuring the delivery of the DIO elements of this programme seeking to rationalise the Defence estate onto a smaller, more modern, and efficient footprint, delivering a 30% reduction in the built estate by 2040.  You will be an exceptional leader with a delivery and customer focus across a large scale, diverse and technically complex infrastructure portfolio.  A natural collaborator and effective communicator you will be able to point to a successful track record of inspiring others. 

Further information is available at  

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3968 or Adam Davidson on 0207 426 3964.  Applications (CV and supporting letter) should be submitted via the website above. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 5th November 2018

The Ministry of Defence is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve.  We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.   

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