DE&S & SDA Business Manager

Ministry of Defence

Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

Reference number

1611759

Salary

£19,000 to £27,000 pa. (plus benefits)

Grade

Other
Senior Administrator/Specialist

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Defence Equipment & Support - Corporate Services

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Business Management and Improvement

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Hours

37 hours per week

Number of posts

8

Location

Stoke Gifford, South West, BS34 8JH

About the job

Job description

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively. We employ over 12,000 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors across more than 150 locations around the world operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years.

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), was formed in April 2017 and assumed status as an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence in April 2018 and will employ 1,200 highly qualified professionals. As a standalone entity within the MOD, the SDA has been created as a high-performing organisation, bringing together existing expertise with heightened managerial, commercial and procurement capability to ensure the excellence and cost-efficient delivery of the UK’s nuclear submarine assets for decades to come.

Vacancies are currently available across both organisations. If successful, you may be assigned to either DE&S or SDA depending your on skillsets and our business needs.

Corporate Services offers personnel a challenging and stimulating variety of work in both delivery and support teams. The function utilises the expertise of nine specialisms that collectively enable the operational day-to-day running of the business to ensure DE&S delivers its objectives and maintains compliance with the requirements of being part of a Department of State. We cover: Business Support; Communications & Marketing; Executive Support; Infrastructure & Estate Management; Policy, Strategy & Parliamentary; Sales & Disposals; Occupational Health, Safety & Environment; Business Process & Assurance; and Security.

As a Business Manager within our Corporate Service Function you can expect a challenging, broad and varied role which will test your stakeholder management, analytical and commercial skills. The role will stretch your communication, problem solving, decision making and management of resource skills and your strengths in working autonomously.

You will typically work with a range of contacts both internally to DE&S, the wider MOD and external customers and companies. You may be required to be the face of a designated principal, representing them in meetings and conferences. You will research and analyse information, making recommendations and developing plans of action to enhance the corporate delivery across the business and be tasked with complex problems which may need regulatory / policy awareness and dictate the correct resolution. As a part of this role you may directly manage a team with responsibility for their delivery occasionally with budget responsibility. Ultimately you will pro-actively develop and progress the Corporate Services Function to improve the service delivery across DE&S.

To be successful your CV should identify an awareness of managing or delivering projects or experience of delivery in a corporate and professional environment. Additional leadership or management of a team will need to be demonstrated in your CV, with a University degree adding further benefit to your application. You will have strong analytical skills and exposure working with a range of stakeholders with strength in working with senior and challenging figures. You will be able to demonstrate how you have delivered and the processes you have used to get desired results, clearly showing the aptitude and behavioural considerations you have taken, to reach successful outcomes. You will have a pro-active and engaging personality and a passion for delivering efficiently and accurately.

Team management experience would be highly beneficial both in workload planning and a motivational and development capacity. You should be comfortable with IT systems which in DE&S are commonly bespoke and require an ability to learn quickly. Previous experience working in a large, complex, highly regulated or public sector organisation will benefit your grasping of the MOD and the culture associated with previous defence experience beneficial.

Please not that due to security requirements some of the posts are reserved for Sole UK Nationals Only

EMAIL YOUR CV TO gary.roberts@gattacaplc.com quoting the advert reference number.

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

We’ve created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, alongside opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career – and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle. Abbey Wood site has a range of restaurants, coffee bistros and an on-site gym and nursery – it's easily accessible with lots of transport links close by.
Find out more about what we offer by clicking 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' booklet PDF at bottom of this page.

Allowances

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.
This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Further to the Nationality Statement above, certain posts may have security limitations which could affect those who have restrictions placed upon their United Kingdom Security Vetting Clearance.

To apply and submit your application with your CV which demonstrates:

• Key achievements
• Career history
• Applied skills, knowledge and experience
• Qualifications

EMAIL YOUR CV TO DE&S@gattacaplc.com quoting the advert reference number

Please find attached a short form to include with your submission if you wish to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

Gattaca are the recruitment partner for DE&S and the SDA. Matchtech are a subsidiary of Gattaca.
By sending your CV to Gattaca you agree that Gattaca / Matchtech can use your details for the purposes of recruitment at DE&S and SDA only.

Next steps: We’ll review your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us and discuss your CV & career history and to ensure you demonstrate 'The DE&S Way' Behaviours (see link at bottom of advert).
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Eligibility

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Gary Roberts - Recruitment Business Partner would welcome the opportunity to discuss the post with you at any point during the application process.

Please email gary.roberts@gattacaplc.com for further information.

Sift/interview dates and location

If you are invited for interview this will be CV based.

Interviews will take place at MOD Abbey Wood South, Bristol, BS34 8JH from January 2019.

Further information

Please note that the advertised salary is payable for full time advertised hours, if you wish to work less than the advertised hours it will be on a pro rata basis. Starting pay may differ depending on qualifications, experience and specific role requirements (external candidates only). The Civil Service cannot offer a salary higher than the one advertised.

For internal candidates (DE&S & SDA only), if you are successful for a role at your current level, then your basic salary will not change. If you are currently at a level lower than the role advertised and found successful then your salary will increase to the higher of 85% of the top of the advertised range or a 10% increase in your current base pay.

We don’t offer visa sponsorships for roles under the UK Government’s Right to Work scheme. Applications from Nationals from outside of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA - https://www.gov.uk/eu-eea) who attend an interview are required to provide original documents proof of their existing entitlement to work in the UK in their own right (i.e. not sponsored by their current employer). Examples of documents can be found on the Right to Work (linked below).

All employees joining DE&S who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6 month probation period effective from the employment start date.

If you are successful at interview but not the appointed candidate, you will be placed on the reserve list for 12 months from date of interview. Please note that reserve lists may be split within a campaign by location required, Domain or niche position requirements. If you are offered a position from a reserve list, the terms and conditions that apply at point of offer will be applicable.

The following is only applicable to existing MOD and DE&S employees:
Some of the MOD’s Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) changed from 3rd February 2014. The TACOS changes will apply to Broader Banded and Skill Zone staff who are new recruits to the MOD or who are appointed to a post on substantive promotion, progression or advancement. Please consult the attached document ‘TACOS 2014 Guidance’ for more information.

If you believe that Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of ‘Fair and Open’ competition have not been met you can raise a complaint by emailing: DESHR-WSC-PMOCOMPLAINTS@mod.gov.uk or alternatively by writing to the Recruitment PMO at the following address:

MOD Abbey Wood South
Poplar 0, Room B23, #2030
Bristol
BS34 8JH

Please see the MOD Privacy Notice which describes how we will use your personal data, explains your rights and gives you information you are entitled to under Data Protection legislation.

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