Head of People & Capability for DIO

Ministry of Defence

Sutton Coldfield or Tidworth, however other DIO locations may be considered. Regular travel will be required, especially to other key DIO locations.

  • Location

    Sutton Coldfield or Tidworth, however other DIO locations may be considered. Regular travel will be required, especially to other key DIO locations.

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 January 2019

  • Client

    Ministry of Defence

Ref: GSe47837

Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays an integral part in supporting our armed forces by building, maintaining and servicing the infrastructure that the men and women who serve our country need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. One of the largest landowners in the UK and managing assets worth £28bn, our scale and complexity matches many multinational organisations. We are currently undertaking an ambitious and exciting transformation to shape the DIO of the future, the success of which depends on the strategic development of our 4,500-strong committed and talented workforce.

Reporting directly to our CEO, the Head of People & Capability will play a vital role helping DIO and its people realise their potential. They will be trusted to develop and implement a People Strategy that will help us secure and then hone the capabilities and culture we need to deliver to our customers, now and into the future. Supported by a dedicated team of specialists, they will take the lead on the workforce changes needed to support DIO’s vision of being an expert estates service business

You will be an experienced leader who has implemented complex HR strategy across a large and dispersed workforce. You will bring excellent understanding of HR best practice, and a track record applying both technical expertise and wider strategic acumen to environments undergoing significant change. You will also point to an impressive track record motivating and enthusing staff to embrace new ways of working and your approach balances strategic vision with practical experience embedding sustainable change in multifaceted organisations.  Ideally, you will also be familiar with the challenges specific to the Civil Service and wider public sector. 

Closing Date5pm Monday 7 January 2019
Longlist Meetingw/c Monday 14 January 2019
Preliminary InterviewsFrom w/c Monday 14 January 2019
Shortlist Meetingw/c Monday 28 January 2019
AssessmentsFrom w/c Monday 28 January 2019
Final InterviewsSecond half, w/c Monday 11 February 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation to us by no later than 5pm on Monday 7 January 2019:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • 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 set out in the person specification.  Please note that the statement of suitability is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.
  • A completed Equality Monitoring Form – this will appear onscreen when you submit your application All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

If applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), please complete the form on GatenbySanderson’s website when you complete your application. 

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3968 or Jemima Dalgliesh on 07 393 013 066. 

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2018.docx
Contact details
Jemima Dalgliesh: 07393 013 066