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22 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Business Manager

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

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£45,900 – £54,000 per annum (plus benefits)

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 Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) 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

As a DE&S/SDA Business Manager, you will play a pivotal leadership role across the Corporate Services function in ensuring the strategic direction of business management activities. The role requires leadership skills as well as the ability to engender positive behaviours that motivate and develop our people. We are looking for a Business Managers with experience of working in a role at senior or management level, within a large and highly complex organisation. The incumbent will have demonstrable knowledge and insight of business operations, having worked in a similar position and a good track record of successful and effective business operations within a large business. You will work in collaboration with key business stakeholders and lead from a wide range of geographical as well as functional areas of the business, requiring superb communication skills.


  • Supporting in the development of business strategy in line with overall DE&S organisational objectives
    • Providing expert advice on a range of business subjects to senior managers in their area to support improvements and achievement of business objectives
    • Implementing appropriate business planning, governance and assurance frameworks for the area
    • Leading the secretariat business, managing all Parliamentary Ministerial and FOI business
    • Managing a team which has responsibility for the strategic delivery of business support
    • Developing and maintaining the CSG catalogue of services and driving customer service ethos into business services
    • Managing the performance of functional team and developing members of the team to provide a quality business support service

    What you will be assessed against
    To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essentialcriteria:
    • Significant experience in business management and managing teams delivering business services.
    • Strong People Management Skills

    It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirablecriteria:
    • Degree. IAM Fellow desirable

    If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Customer Service

    If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
    • Leadership
    • Making effective decisions

    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.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, business, DE&S, Defence, manager, and SDA. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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