DIO – UK Defence Training Estate Change, Digital & Data Senior Manager


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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Waterloo Lines, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 ODJ

About the job

Job summary

Do you want to work for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and care for the Defence Estate? DIO enables Defence to live, work, train and deploy, all with sustainability in mind. From net carbon zero accommodations to runways for the F35 fighter jets; our outputs are unique in the UK and across the globe!

Learn much more about DIO in our Candidate Information Guide attached.

Job description

The Change, Digital & Data Senior Manager is a key role in the Team bringing Information Technology (IT) skills to support the delivery of the new Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) contracts for Total Facilities Management (TFM) delivering maintenance services, new construction projects, soft FM and a range of training support services on the UK Defence Training Estate. The post will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to support a UK wide and diverse estate, including a variety of military training assets, living accommodation and catering facilities and responding to the military customer’s change lead.

The DIO DTE C1 Change, Digital & Data Senior Manager is responsible to the B2 Business Change & Transition Manager in support of all Lines of Development and all UK DTE change issues.

The post supports the definition of future operating states within UK DTE, assists in ensuring that the business is ready for change, promotes the vision and benefits and supports the interface between change programmes and the UK DTE delivery teams.  In addition the post will provide change programme management, planning for delivery and risk management activity to support change programmes, deliver data management and IS strategic support for the change programmes ensuring UK DTE is not compromised by change.

The post will be based in Warminster however the role covers the UK wide DTE and travel should be expected. Hybrid working patterns will be available.

About DIO

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Person specification

Manage Business Data and Information Systems (IS) in Support of Change Programmes

  • Lead in the gathering of data and to inform the DTE business.
  • Represent UK DTE interests in data and CIS working groups such as CAFM and AIM CDE and in delivering the requirements identified.
  • Lead in the adoption of CIS Business Intelligence Tools and Management Information for UK DTE and the development of skills to maximise use. Lead in maintaining skills and promoting knowledge and utilisation of these tools for users.
  • Lead in the migration of data from Supplier to DIO AIM CDE.
  • Facilitate the migration of CIS tools between Supplier and MOD interacting with the Supplier.
  • Lead in interfacing with Suppliers to facilitate accurate data sharing, change initiatives and collaborative working.

Lead Asset Data Management for UK DTE

  • Act as UK DTE Data Manager and Asset Manager interfacing with Suppliers and UK DTE Delivery Teams to ensure availability, quality and integrity.
  • Lead and manage implementation of change identified at DIO wide data and IS forums within UK DTE.
  • Represent UK DTE in steering groups and forums to support UK DTE requirements and specialisms.
  • Act as the lead for UK DTE with regards to SPEC 024, SFG20 and data file naming conventions

Forward Programmes and Business Change Delivery

  • Support the UK DTE contribution to strategic change programmes.
  • Deliver the Programme Management function. Identify actions, milestones and critical paths to deliver business change.
  • Identify and assess change programme and transition risks maintaining a risk register and drive identification of mitigations and escalations as required.
  • Gather and ensure that Lessons Learnt are embedded to inform continuous improvement.
  • Support contract mobilisation and demobilisation activities including Digital requirements.
  • Support business change championing and implementing new processes, instructions and training.
  • Maintain communications with all stakeholders

Desirable Experience & Skills

  • Knowledge of Information Systems
  • Knowledge of Data Management
  • Knowledge of Change Management
  • Knowledge of Project and Programme Management
  • Professional Membership of British Computer Society (BCS)


A Full UK Driving Licence is essential for the role because the UK DTE is located in remote areas where public transport is either very infrequent or not available.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service


  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme  with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Alternative working practices such as working from home.
  • Opportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave.
  • Most sites have free car parking, Sports & Social Clubs, Gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens.

To learn more about our full range of benefits, view our Candidate Information Guide attached.


This post does not offer any assistance with relocation 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.

Employment Hours

The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working and Compressed Hours working patterns will be considered.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

At application stage you will be assessed against the following:


  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving


  • CV including Job History, Full Qualifications and Previous Skills

At interview you will be assessed against the above only.

We want to offer opportunities to all who are successful at interview for our roles, but this isn’t always possible, so we do hold candidates on an active reserve list for 12 months. It is also possible that we may offer similar lower graded role/s to reserve candidates or, if no reserves are appointed, candidates that meet the lower grade criteria in merit order.

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing: 06/03/2023.

Interviews are currently taking place either remotely or face to face and will be conducted week commencing: 13/03/2023.

A minimum of 2 full working days’ notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

To assist with your application please find attached below:

1. DIO Candidate Information Guide

2. DIO Candidate Information Guide - Accessible Version

For help and support with your application check out our

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) 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 (opens in a new window).

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.


The UK Civil Service implements the policy of the Government of the day and delivers crucial public services.

Our Working Week

We are very flexible with working schedules. For many positions, it is possible to work part-time hours at the expense of pay. All jobs which are marked as "part-time" allow you to choose how many hours you would like to work.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

We offer a generous annual leave allowance (typically 25-30 days per year for full time staff) plus public holidays. If you work a 4 day week (30hrs), you can expect:

  • 28 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 80 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

Our team works hybrid remotely throughout the UK. For some roles, 100% remote working is possible - please check the job description for more details.

Our Employee Benefits

  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Childcare support
  • Equipment allowance

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