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DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to flourish, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.
We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities.
This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.
Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, bold and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.
DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:
• Meaningful, purposeful work
• The ability to learn and grow
• The right opportunities and resources
• To care about your wellbeing
• To feel valued and included
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.
Our responsibilities include:
• Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
• Provide utilities services
• Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
• Provide a safe place to train
• Allocate Service Families Accommodation
• Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
• Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
• Act as steward of the Defence estate
• Provide the unarmed guarding service
We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.
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As an experienced Estates Manager, you will be tasked, as part of a wider cross functional team, with delivering challenging and varied estate rationalisation and disposal programs.
The DIO Development Estate Manager will provide expert subject matter advice on a variety of estates issues and assist in accelerating the delivery of MoD Estate rationalisation and gross receipt targets currently set at £1bn to 2020/21.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work within the Acquisitions and Disposals teams to bring sites forward to disposal.
This entails organising site closure board meetings, working with customers and wider DIO. The successful applicant must have the ability to influence both DIO and wider groups, putting in place utility strategies to service the retained estate, leading utility disconnection works, arranging closure works, updating internal asset management systems and completing finance returns. There will also be a requirement to submit business cases to ensure all required works are approved and funded within the overarching programme plan. The applicant will have regular progress meetings with the line manager.
The suitable applicant will be a good communicator, be able to work as part of a team and individually motivated to push forward the site through the site closure process. The applicant will have a good understanding of utilities and facilities management as they will be expected to develop a good understanding of the different contracts in place with the utility/facility management providers. Due to the amount of data to be reviewed, tight timescales and tasks having interdependencies on other areas of the business an organised project management approach is essential to being successful in this role.
The position is based at DIO Andover
DIO adopt a smarter working policy: The post holder would be based out of the main office location but has the flexibility to work out of other DIO Offices. All employees are provided with IT equipment to facilitate smarter working.
The disposal teams undertake a variety of tasks dependent on the sites coming forward for Disposal and are required to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Organising site closure board meetings, putting in place utility strategies to service the retained estate, leading utility disconnection work, arranging closure works, updating asset management systems.
Depending on the specific role A DIO Development Estate Manager responsibilities will undertake some or all of the following:
• Support estate (and as appropriate accommodation) planning, optimisation and rationalisation activity on the Defence estate.
• Working closely with Defence/military customers and other stakeholders both within and beyond MOD, including Local Authorities.
• Providing advice to customers on the potential planning, valuation and other property management issues that need to be taken into account in weighing up options.
• Providing input to infrastructure change programmes.
• Identifying potential estate opportunities that may arise from changing defence requirements.
• Providing advice on the advantages and disadvantages of, and costs and savings associated with, various potential courses of action.
• Supporting wider MoD estate/accommodation policy and strategy initiatives.
Post holders will be required to travel to the sites covered by the post on a regular basis and some visits may involve overnight stays. Some sites are difficult to access via public transport.
About our Team
The DIO is the MoD’s expert adviser and enabler on infrastructure matters. It is tasked with equipping Defence with a significantly smaller more efficient, better quality estate.
Estates are the in-house real estate team within DIO advising our customers on current and future infrastructure needs, we acquire, manage, safeguard and dispose of the Defence Real estate.
Our unique customer knowledge and insight of the Defence Estate enables our in-house team of chartered surveyors, town planners, registered valuers and technical staff to provide in-depth advice, adding value to our customers delivery programmes across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Overseas. This includes but is not limited to: property advice, safeguarding, byelaws, rationalisation programmes, acquisitions, disposals, lease management, accommodation programmes, commercialisation initiatives, rating, valuation programmes and the management of the tenanted estate.
Estates has four delivery teams, Acquisitions & Disposals (A&D) – delivering the Acquisitions and Disposals Programme, Accommodation Optimisation Team (AOT) providing strategic accommodation advice and support, Land Management Services (LMS) – providing a comprehensive land, estate and property management service and Safeguarding – protecting specific assets and operational capabilities.
Acquisitions and Disposals (A&D)
Acquisitions and Disposals is the in-house estates team responsible for acquiring and disposing of MOD land and property, in particular, securing capital receipts for MOD re-investment. The team manages an extensive pipeline of sites for disposal working with local planning authorities and key stakeholders to maximise their potential prior to sale.
A full driving licence is essential Post holders will be required to travel to the sites covered by the post on a regular basis.
Some sites are difficult to access via public transport
Appropriate qualification in project / programme orM facilities management (e.g. Prince2) is essential
Full membership of a Project Management and/or
Facilities Management Professional is essential
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Making Effective Decisions
Managing a Quality Service
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Government Property Profession Competency Framework- Professional/Technical Expertise Practitioner Level
Government Property Profession Competency Framework- Understanding & Complying with Statutory, Regulatory & Professional Requirements Practitioner Level
We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.
We believe that if we look after our people they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.
We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
Some of the many benefits you will receive:
• Highly competitive Pension Scheme
• Flexi-time scheme
• Alternative working practices such as working from home……. click apply for full job details