Head of Clyde Infrastructure Programme for DIO

Ministry of Defence

HM Naval Base, Clyde

  • Location

    HM Naval Base, Clyde

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    03 December 2018

  • Client

    Ministry of Defence

Ref: GSe47840

One of the largest landowners in the UK, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) plays a vital role 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. We manage assets worth £28bn and draw on the talent, commitment and expertise of a 4,500-strong workforce. We are currently undertaking an ambitious series of development and construction programmes, not least of which is the HM Naval Base Clyde Programme (HMNB Clyde Programme), a key enabler for some of the MoD’s most important strategic outputs.

A full member of the DIO Senior Leadership Team, the Head of the HMNB Clyde Programme will lead one of the most important and challenging of DIO’s construction and development programmes. Valued at £1.6bn over 15 years, the scope of the Clyde Infrastructure Programme includes all capital infrastructure projects on the Clyde sites at Faslane and Coulport, from berthing and docking facilities, through to site security and enabling works such as roads and utilities. The role is rich and diverse, and a unique opportunity to join a forward thinking and progressive organisation as it enters the next phase of its development.

With deep and expert understanding of the design, engineering and construction processes, you bring substantial senior experience of complex programme delivery.  An exceptional leader, you will also be able to evidence a track record of delivery and customer focus across a large scale and technically challenging programme. You are a natural collaborator and an effective communicator who can point to a successful track record of inspiring others and of winning the confidence and trust of your stakeholders, external and internal. You will be experienced, too, developing, motivating and leading high performing teams to succeed, and your commercial and supplier management skills are first-rate.

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3968 or Jemima Dalgliesh on 07 393 013 066.  Applications (CV and supporting letter) should be submitted via the website above.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 3rd December 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.   

Closing DateMidday, Monday 3 December 2018
Shortlist meetingMonday 10 December 2018
AssessmentsTuesday 11 – Monday 31 December 2018
Final Panel InterviewsMonday 7 January 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation to us by no later than midday on Monday 3rd December 2018:

  • A CV setting out your career history, highlighting your key responsibilities and achievements in your current and previous roles. 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 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 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 on screen once your application documents are submitted.

If applicable, please also submit: A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme. This is available from the GatenbySanderson website when submitting 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