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9 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Business Support Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£22,100 – £26,000, per annum (plus benefits). Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

Corporate Services offers a challenging and stimulating variety of work in both delivery and support teams. The function utilises the expertise of eight specialisms that collectively enable the operational day-to-day running of the business to ensure that DE&S/SDA delivers its objectives and maintains compliance with the requirements of being part of a Department of State. We cover: Business Support; Comms, Media & Marketing; Infrastructure & Estate Management; Policy Profession; Sales & Disposals; Occupational Health, Safety & Environment; Quality Management; and Security.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Manager to join the team on-site at Defence Munitions Plymouth.

As Business Support Manager you will manage a small team responsible for all administrative tasks, as well as assisting with the security of the office including IT security systems. You will be key in managing business communications and managing Microsoft SharePoint, whilst working and liaising with building control and numerous contractors.

This is very much a customer facing role, building strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders. Due to the nature of this position and responsibility you will be required to work continuously based on site and therefore this role does not offer homeworking.


Key responsibilities will include:

• Acting as the Assistant Security Officer for the establishment.
• Be the Business Continuity Lead for the site.
• Act as the IT Security Officer.
• Act as the Local Security Officer (IT & Telephones).
• Act as the Authorised Demander (IT & Telephones).
• Manage SharePoint and the team site.
• Focal Point for all Corporate Communications.
• Management of establishment contracts.
• Documentation Control. Effective arrangements for receipt, recording and distribution of controlled documents (hard copy and electronic formats).
• Attend Management meetings, (Minutes secretary)
• Oversee the Flexible Working Hours system.
• Act as a member of the establishment’s emergency planning team.
• Act as a Building Controller.
• Estate Management
• Training – Oversee mandatory and other training.
• Primary Delivery Manager for junior staff.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• A minimum of a NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Business Administration and Management or equivalent qualification or suitable relevant experience.
• Experience of working within an administrative role.
• Experience in leading a team or managing staff.
• Excellent and demonstrable IT skills particularly Microsoft Office.
• Excellent written and verbal communicator.

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Associate Membership of IAM.
• Working towards full membership of IAM.

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Problem Solving
• Conflict People Management

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Managing a quality service
• Working together

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Corporate Services Group (CSG) is pivotal in enabling effective business operations. We are a professional body of people who undertake a diverse range of challenging activities which are integral to Defence procurement and support. CSG are represented in every area of the organisation enabling the successes of DE&S.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: business, DE&S, Defence, manager, Plymouth, and Support. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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