Head of People & Capability

Sutton Coldfield or Tidworth, however other DIO locations may be considered.
03 Dec 2018
03 Jan 2019
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

Regular travel will be required, especially to other key DIO locations.

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 and exciting transformation to shape the DIO of the future, the success of which depends on the strategic development of our 4,500-strong committed and talented workforce.

Reporting directly to our CEO, the Head of People & Capability will play a vital role helping DIO and its people realise their potential. They will be trusted to develop and implement a People Strategy that will help us secure and then hone the capabilities and culture we need to deliver to our customers, now and into the future. Supported by a dedicated team of specialists, they will take the lead on the workforce changes needed to support DIO’s vision of being an expert estates service business

You will be an experienced leader who has implemented complex HR strategy across a large and dispersed workforce. You will bring excellent understanding of HR best practice, and a track record applying both technical expertise and wider strategic acumen to environments undergoing significant change. You will also point to an impressive track record motivating and enthusing staff to embrace new ways of working and your approach balances strategic vision with practical experience embedding sustainable change in multifaceted organisations.  Ideally, you will also be familiar with the challenges specific to the Civil Service and wider public sector. 

Further information is available by clicking on 'Apply'

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.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 7 January 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.   

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