Head of Estates for DIO

Ministry of Defence

Andover, however, other DIO locations may be considered

  • Location

    Andover, however, other DIO locations may be considered

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    05 November 2018

  • Client

    Ministry of Defence

Ref: GSe47720

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.

This role will be a key enabler for achieving outcomes at the strategic level, working closely with the Chief Operating Officer and as part of the Senior Leadership team; you will help to shape the future of the organisation’s estate, supporting the focus on disposals, with an ambition to raise £2 billion.  The scale of change brings a substantial degree of scrutiny and profile to this role and the property challenge as a result, will require a leader to present to senior stakeholders, customer, and political leaders on a regular basis.

You will be an accomplished estates professional with proven leadership skills.  Our focus is on improving performance, which, in order to deliver, will require you to bring vision, strategic and operational know how and an ability to engage with stakeholders at a diverse range of levels.  Combining your experience in operational infrastructure delivery with strong leadership skills, will enable you to add value to this position and the organisation. 

Advert Closing DateMonday 5th November 2018
Short List MeetingEarly December
AssessmentsEarly December
Final InterviewsMid December
How to Apply

To apply for this post please submit the following documents no later than 23:59 on 5th November.

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  • A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way. This form will appear once the two previous documents are submitted.

If relevant, please also submit:

A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.

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 this website. 

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.   

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2018.docx
Contact details
Adam Davidson: 020 7426 3964