Head of Investment Portfolio & Governance

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Investment Portfolio & Governance

Location: Devonport, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: Negotiable - Car Allowance, Family PMI, Bonus

Role Type: Full time and Permanent

Role ID: SF49868

Make Change Possible

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Head of Investment Portfolio & Governance at our Devonport site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Babcock International and Devonport

The Head of Investment Portfolio & Governance role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work. Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

The role

The difference our new Head of Investment Portfolio & Governance will make

As the Head of Investment Portfolio & Governance, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Capital planning and site development function is responsible for the planning and development of and reporting on the implementation of facilities, infrastructure and equipment (capital) projects, as a whole portfolio for the Devonport site, to ensure delivery of the Board's infrastructure capability strategies. It provides an important link between the ambitions set out in the Site longer term vision and Plan and the investment in infrastructure that will help turn that vision into a reality. Managing the pipeline / infrastructure programme. The role will have overall responsibility for the investment portfolio and supporting governance.

Day to day, you'll lead on the development and delivery oversight of the investment portfolio to support the site's strategic infrastructure plans and the Capital Investments / financial input includes all funding routes. You'll be responsible for leading the development of and monitoring the execution of the investment plan for the Devonport Site. You'll develop and maintain side-wide procedures, systems and processes for capital financial planning. You'll lead the Investment team in the design, implementation, and ongoing management of the capital planning investment approach to improve facilities for the long term, understanding of customer needs and simplify process and procedures. This is a highly collaborative role, and, in this capacity, the post holder will need to establish trusting relationships with the business's key internal leaders and stakeholders, in order to ensure that there is a free flow of ideas and information and coordinated activity across the business to meet the business objectives and customer programme demands.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working options.

Educated to degree level in a technical or business discipline or equivalent suitable experience
Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment/business sector
Extensive experience in a similar business role
Highly skilled in business management and business planning, preparing business cases, and applying investment appraisal techniques
Experience of designing capital financial planning processes within large, complex organisations
Experienced in the creation of budgets and forecasts and demonstrates commercial awareness
Ability to work well with small teams as well as wider groups of stakeholders

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
Employee shopping savings portal
Employment development allowance - £125 per year
Payment of Professional Fees
Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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