DIO - Operational Finance- Assistant Head UIP

  • Dio Ltd
  • Andover, UK
  • 01 Nov, 2020
Full Time Banking Finance

Job Description

Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

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
About DIO

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.

You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

Job description

The Challenge

The Finance Business Partner (BP) Assistant Head (AH) is responsible for the strategic financial management of $1.8Bn+ of a varied and complex construction programme in support of United States forces based in the UK. If you have a challenging mind and are keen to be a valuable part of a Senior Management Team providing an expert financial management service and tackling all aspects of financial support to a unique customer, then this role will provide all that and more.

The UIP manages the United States Visiting Forces Infrastructure Programme (UIP) on behalf of DIO Budget Holder (DIO CFO). The role supports the management of key finance processes, including In-Year Management, the Annual Budgeting Cycle and Approvals. The role also provides UIP business partnering services and financial data to 1* Hd UIP and will form part of the UIP Senior Management Team. They will be accountable for ensuring their team adhere and conform with all agreed processes and operating procedures.

Desirable Experience and Skills
  • Working in high functioning teams
  • Managing programme finance
Responsibilities Main Responsibilities

The Finance Business Partner (BP) Assistant Head (AH) is responsible for the provision of a financial management service in respect of the United States Visiting Forces Infrastructure Programme (UIP) to DIO retained funding Budget Holder (DIO CFO) for both RDEL and CDEL. The role supports the management of key finance processes, including In-Year Management, the Annual Budgeting Cycle and Approvals. The role also provides UIP business partnering services and financial data to 1* Hd UIP and will form part of the UIP Senior Management Team. They will be accountable for ensuring their team adhere and conform with all agreed processes and operating procedures. The UIP role is the single point of contact for all strategic financial management of the approximate $1.8Bn RDEL Programme expenditure managed by UIP.

Qualifications

CCAB Qualified

Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Finance Competence Framework
Benefits
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
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years' service
  • Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
  • In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen's birthday
  • Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
  • Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
  • Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops
Learning & Development
  • Professional and Personal Development of skills
  • Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
  • Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO
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, Part-time working and Job Share working patterns will be considered.

Allowances

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.

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 .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

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.

Applications will be sifted on all Behaviours, but in the event of a significant number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the lead 2 Behaviours - Leadership, Making Effective Decisions.

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:

Behaviours
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
Experience
  • CV: Job History
  • Full Qualification details
  • Previous skills - to include your application of accountancy methods/skills and the main responsibilities of the role
Technical

Financial Competence Framework
  • Financial Governance
  • Financial Planning
At interview you will be assessed against the above along with the following:

Behaviours
  • Managing a Quality Service
Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing week commencing 5th October 2020
Interviews will take place via BT Meet Me on within 2 weeks of the sift. A minimum of 2 full working days' notice will be provided for interviews. Band B posts will be given 7 days' notice. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

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