Service Owner - SC Cleared at Ministry of Defence, Corsham, 10 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Corsham, UK
  • Jun 07, 2024
6 Months or more

Contract Description



Service Owner

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Contract Term: 10 Months

Contracting Authority: MoD

Location: Corsham

CTC/SC/DV Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks


The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

Our work really matters; we offer engaging roles which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. We employ people in many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in policy, finance, HR, IS/IT, commercial and project management and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department, or indeed in the private sector. We also employ doctors, dentists, teachers, police, fire service, quantity surveyors, and engineers to name a few. There are many opportunities to develop and progress both within MOD and across the wider Civil Service, whether you’re a permanent appointee or an interim. 

As a Service Owner, your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Ensure necessary business processes are followed
  • Participate in the governance of the service, including acting as a point of escalation for the delivery team
  • Manage the budget of the service based on your decisions about priorities
  • Communicate the benefits and performance of your service
  • Be responsible for the successful operation and continuous improvement of the service
  • Continuously improve and implement the Defence Digital approach to business rigour; support projects and programmes to achieve their outcomes through the analysis and assessment of key artefacts and wider thematic trends, in turn providing assurance on delivery health to senior leaders.
  • Undertake portfolio level assessments of adherence to standards in line with guidance from the Defence Project Delivery Centre of Excellence, ensuring that robust action plans are implemented to address any areas of improvement.
  • Lead and direct the development of actionable insights on portfolio delivery performance from corporately available management information, thematic analysis from delivery reviews, and subject matter expertise. This is both as part of running and contributing to key portfolio management governance forums to enable holding to account, and for ad hoc requests.
  • Ensure that portfolio standards, policy and guidance are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect best practice and align with any wider changes in departmental or government approach.
  • On behalf of the portfolio team, own the relationship with Defence Digital’s Portfolio Integration Office teams to ensure consistency in standards.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that the Business Rigour service team is seen as a key point of support, guidance and expertise on all areas of delivery controls and assurance.
  • You will need to work with stakeholders across the Ministry of Defence to ensure that Defence Digital’s approach is in line with wider departmental and government expectations, and that we constantly look for ways to improve processes and increase confidence in delivery.

You will be responsible for line management of the Business Rigour service area team and will work as part of the Defence Digital portfolio team senior leadership team, enabling collaboration and prioritisation to achieve our outcomes as a collective, as well as supporting the ongoing transformation of the team’s ways of working.