Programmes and Performance Director for DIO

Ministry of Defence

Sutton Coldfield, however other DIO locations may be considered. Regular travel required, especially to other key DIO locations and MoD Main Building

  • Location

    Sutton Coldfield, however other DIO locations may be considered. Regular travel required, especially to other key DIO locations and MoD Main Building

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £130k, with more available for an exceptional candidate

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 January 2019

  • Client

    Ministry of Defence

Ref: GSe48786

Fixed term role for 18 months with the possibility of extension or renewal

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 transformation and as the Programmes and Performance Director (PPD) you will have the opportunity to make a big impact, quickly.

Reporting directly to our CEO, the PPD will play a vital role shaping the DIO of the future. Responsible for the delivery of major projects and programmes valued in excess of £1bn, you will be accountable for the stewardship of several high profile, complex projects, as well as a portfolio of more traditional ones within military bases and establishments. You will provide a coherent, whole estate picture of the operations programme and delivery of service across DIO, advising your senior leadership colleagues on operational performance and risk, and managing the programmes within time and budget.

You are a leader, ideally within an infrastructure or built environment context, with a track record of successful delivery in a large, complex operating environment. You will be able to point to a track record of accomplishment in planning, leading and embedding sustainable business change and modernisation, which you have achieved by successfully motivating and developing a large and dispersed workforce. Your stakeholder and influencing skills are exceptional, and you convince with a blend of authentic communication skills and evidence based-reasoning, building mutually fruitful relationships with senior colleagues, partners, and customers alike.

Closing Date23:59 Monday 7 January 2019
LonglistingFriday 18th January 2018
Preliminary InterviewsWeek commencing 21st January 2019
ShortlistingMonday 28th January 2019
AssessmentsWeek commencing Monday 28th January 2019 and week commencing 11th February 2019
Final InterviewsFriday 15th February 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post please submit the following documents no later than 23:59 Monday 7th January 2019:

1. 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.

2. 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 essential criteria in the person specification.

3. 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.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact Michael Dobson (020 7426 3968) or Jemima Dalgliesh (07393 013 066).

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