Capability Management Process Lead

Fareham, South East, PO17 6AD : Salisbury, South West, SP4 0JQ

About the job

As the Capability Management Process lead you will lead the delivery and assessment of Dstl’s Capability stewarding process outputs.

Stewardship means taking responsibility for the planning, management and overseeing of our Science & Technology (S&T) capabilities, basically what we are set up to deliver as an organisation. This goes beyond just our own internal capabilities and includes capabilities out in industry, universities and other partners.

To make this happen we need to understand the strategic direction for individual capabilities, assessing their health, future plans, risks and assurance activities. Ultimately making sure we’re on track now and for the future. You will be a key part of this.

So how does this role fit in to our work?

Understanding the health of the S&T capabilities we are required to steward is a key responsibility for Dstl. Our formalised process for stewarding S&T capability includes an annual assessment of capability health against the delivery requirements of our Strategy.

Leading a small team, you will monitor capability stewardship performance, capability health, risks and issues, providing the evidence for strategic decision-making at senior levels within Dstl and the wider Defence and Security enterprise.
Job description
In this role you will be:

• Monitoring, reviewing and implementing changes to Capability stewarding processes by conducting appropriate assurance of Dstl’s related standards, policy and processes, with the engagement of the appropriate partners.
• Identifying areas for improvement and simplifying processes to use fewer resources. Using technology where possible to increase efficiency in our processes.
• Owning the design and implementation of the analysis and assessment for our capability management, and task leading a small team of analysts to deliver the function’s governance, assurance and reporting requirements.
• Developing an understanding of long-term health of Dstls internal and external science & technology capabilities.
• Working closely with partners across Dstl and DST to design and develop management information and key performance indicators for capability stewarding in order to ensure that a definitive and integrated set of Management Information is crafted.
• Coaching, mentoring and developing other colleagues to support succession planning.
• Providing guidance and support to teams within other Dstl divisions on collating and analysing their data to understand and govern capability stewarding activity across the organisation.
• Designing visually compelling data visualisations to meet Dstl reporting requirements.

We are looking for someone who...:

• Is experienced in planning delivery of work and leading teams to deliver analytical outputs.
• Has strong knowledge of data analytics and how to use analytical tools to generate powerful information and insight about business and delivery performance.
• Is able to identify capability gaps for self and team, and lead others.
• Can complete analysis and provide reports and key presentations to meet tight timescales.
• Can analyse business performance and delivery information to identify trends, root causes of issues and actionable intelligence.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Making Effective Decisions
Changing and Improving
Delivering at Pace
Developing Self and Others
Communicating and Influencing
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

Making Effective Decisions
Delivering at Pace
Communicating and Influencing
We'll provide a great range of benefits including;
• Flexible working
• Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay
• Chartership and accreditation support
• Pension
• Generous annual leave
• A competitive salary
• Excellent learning and development
• Onsite gyms and restaurants
• Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
Candidates who are successful at application stage will be invited to a behaviour and technical interview.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.

This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.
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.
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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name :   Jonathan Hall
Email :
Recruitment team :
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Further information
Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days.



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