Senior Property Advisor

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Andover, Hampshire
£41,000 + substantial pension and benefits
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Senior Property Advisor

Vacancy Reference Number -262463

Location - Abbey Wood, Andover, Brecon, Catterick, Donnington, Lichfield – Whittington, London, Chippenham - Lyneham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sandhurst, Wyton, Rosyth

Salary - £41,000 + substantial pension and benefits

General Allowance / Market Skills Allowance (MSA) / Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) *

For successful candidate(s) based at Andover, Wyton, Portsmouth and Sandhurst locations only, the post(s) offer a Market Skills Allowance of: MRICS/FRICS Qualified - £5,000.00 per annum; + Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27% and additional benefits


Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique

Job Description/ The Challenge

The Senior Property Advisor will be responsible for providing residential accommodation strategy advice, based on balancing competing demands and dependencies across numerous MOD accommodation initiatives, especially with regards to the value for money provision of new Service Families Accommodation and Single Living Accommodation to meet the requirements of the Defence Estate Optimisation Programmes and other Military funded projects. The role will also involve managing the delivery aspects of some projects, with continuous assessments of progress against programmes, ensuring continued alignment with wider DIO/Military infrastructure programmes and strategic objectives.

DIO Business Area - Estates

The Defence estate is one of the largest landholdings in the UK and covers an estimated 1.8% of the UK land mass (200,000+ ha). This is complemented by a significant UK Defence presence overseas.
If you are a suitably qualified property professional who would be interested in working client-side with Military colleagues on one of the largest estates in the country and/or across an extensive overseas portfolio, and you are motivated by the prospect of working on a diverse range of exciting, interesting and often-challenging projects of National interest in support of the UK Defence Mission, then the DIO Estates Team is for you!

Estates are the in-house real estate team within the DIO (part of the UK Ministry of Defence) supporting infrastructure needs across a high-profile Public Estate. We acquire, manage, safeguard, and dispose of Defence real estate. Our unique customer knowledge and insight of the Defence Estate enables our in-house team of property professionals to provide in-depth advice to our Military customers.

The Team

The Accommodation Optimisation Team (AOT) is a sub-branch of the Estates Division, which is responsible for developing strategy for delivering new Service Family Accommodation and Single Living Accommodation in support of Defence Estate Optimisation and other Military funded programmes, projects, and Departmental change initiatives, in accordance with the DIO Business Plan & to support Military Capability. The team works closely with DIO Regional Delivery Accommodation to optimise outputs and provide specialist property input to the management of existing stock. The majority of existing stock is held on long investment lease, under commercial terms and subject to a rolling programme of Beacon Unit Rent Reviews and dilapidation claims on transfers back, which the team manage. The Team also provides expertise in residential planning; market housing assessment; procurement and development funding; and delivery, working as part of the wider DIO Estates organisation. Delivery is via in-house service delivery teams of chartered surveyors and experienced technical support staff, with support from Industry Partners where appropriate.


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers. 

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. 

Some of the many benefits you will receive:

  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme  with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Alternative working practices such as working from home.
  • Opportunity to join one of our several D&I Networks. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave.
  • Most sites have free car parking, Sports & Social Clubs, Gym, on site shops and subsidised canteens. 

Successful candidates will become members of the Government Property Profession, with benefits including opportunities for Government and industry led CPD events; access to a diverse community of property professionals across government for sharing knowledge and ideas; and a comprehensive career framework and learning and development curriculum to support your career journey.

To learn more about our full range of benefits, view our Candidate Information Guide attached.


 For further information regarding this vacancy please contact:

Name :Alexander Dunlavey


Telephone :07783 402769

Recruitment team :


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Closing date: 15/2/2023


The DIO play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Under the Future DIO Transformation Programme, DIO will become the Ministry of Defence’s professional estate services business and realise our organisational vision of providing a better estate, a better service and a better business.

As part of the MOD, we are responsible for all acquisition, disposal, allocation of assets, construction and maintenance of estate infrastructure in the UK and overseas.

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