Head, Army Capability and Portfolio

Location
Andover, Hampshire
Salary
C£65,000 pa (full time)
Posted
22 Sep 2017
Closes
22 Oct 2017
Ref
1557550
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible

Job description Head of Army Capability and Portfolio will report to the Army’s Director Capability and lead a branch of approximately 40 predominantly civilian and military staff.

 

The post holder’s primary roles are to:

• Lead capability integration and investment planning for the Army’s Funded Force - a 10 year, £24bn portfolio - matched to UK defence policy ambition.

• Lead the Army’s portfolio management activity, including supporting the Executive Committee of the Army Board (ECAB), and champion the development of P3M knowledge and skills across the Army.

• Lead cross-cutting capability coherence.

Key Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities / activities include:

• Leading the branch providing Army portfolio planning, delivery and support and the programme support function.

• Directing and reporting to ECAB the annual audit of Army capabilities to determine risks against policy ambition.

• Supporting and enabling ECAB balance of investment decisions by the development of evidence- based portfolio recommendations.

• Developing and executing the Army’s Capability Integration and Investment Plan and ensuring that it is reflected in the Army’s overall corporate plan.

• Supporting ECAB to deliver the Army Strategy by synchronising portfolio change activity.

• Supporting Director Capability, in his role as Portfolio Director, to scope, establish, monitor, support and assure pan-Army change programme delivery.

• Leading portfolio liaison with the MoD and other Top Level Budgets (TLBs), including the management of inter-TLB portfolio dependencies.

• Chairing a range of boards and forums across a spectrum of activities and military capability programme areas.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate their capability and potential against the following criteria:

Essential Criteria

• Experience of senior leadership and P3M in a complex organisation.

• The knowledge, confidence and credibility to regularly and comfortably brief and influence up to 4* / CEO (Perm Sec equivalent) /Board-level

Proven senior leadership experience in complex programme delivery organisations and support to Board-level investment decisions.

• A strong understanding of building functional and professional organisational capability.

 

Desirable criteria

 

• An understanding of the senior structures, organisations and mechanisms involved in developing Defence, Army and Land capability.