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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr, OF-4 - Cdr - Lt Col - Wg Cdr
Commander, Lieutenant-Commander, Major (RM), Lieutenant-Colonel (RM)

02/10/2022, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
NCHQ, Leach Building, Whale Island, Portsmouth
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

Unit Function

Deputy Director Performance has a crucial and pivotal role within Navy Command with specific responsibilities for providing a ‘shared single version of the truth’, of all data relating to performance and delivery. Working within agile, fully empowered teams, the Performance Group is structured into three pillars of Performance Insights, Portfolio Performance and Project Delivery Performance, which collectively deliver the following: 

        Inform strategic decisions and drive progress. Ensure that senior leadership meetings are efficient and cohered with accurate management information to support timely decision making and drive performance and delivery by: 

·        Lead Navy Command in the implementation of Business Intelligence and Analysis Delivering the Navy Command Executive Performance Dashboard to drive a digitised, standardised data suite promoting a “shared single version of the truth” that will enable evidence and data-based decision making at Navy Executive Committee (NEC) and other established Navy Command Governance meetings. 

·        Provide the Secretariat function for the Admiralty Board, Navy Board (NAVB), Navy Executive Committee (NEC) and NEC Focus Group  

·        Drive best practice into Portfolio, Programme and Project Delivery. Ensure the Royal Navy Portfolio evolves to reflect any changes in strategic directives and business priorities and lead professionalisation of the Project Delivery function across Navy Command.  

·        Optimise Navy Command Headquarters for productivity. Ensure the strategic headquarters works together efficiently and effectively in line with Royal Navy Strategic Priorities. 

·        Manage Navy Command Headquarters Performance. Ensure the performance of the Navy Command Headquarters is optimised and coherent with the ability to prioritise activity based on validated metrics by: 

·        Initiate and Lead Change across the Navy Command Headquarters. Adapt to change while remaining relevant to our stakeholders. Ensure the Royal Navy Portfolio is prioritised and delivers in line with Royal Navy Strategic Priorities and leading transformation to help the Royal Navy ‘fulfil its potential’ 

Position Role

Responsible for cohering and coordinating the reporting of Navy Command Performance to Head Office and how the 2* Directorates are supporting NEC objectives. 

The Performance Reporting Lead will draw on subject matter expertise and insight from across the Performance Group and work collaboratively with 2* sub-portfolio areas to ensure that issues for information and decision are presented accurately and effectively.  

The postholder will be expected to deputise for the B2 Performance Intelligence Team Leader on occasion.  They may also have line management responsibility for up to 1x C2. 


To lead the delivery of Navy Command & Executive Performance Report, Quarterly and annual Performance & Risk Reviews.  

Develop the Navy performance governance framework, linkages to NEC Strategic Backlog and Strategic Benefits.

Set the requirement for Management Information and analytic capability, leading the delivery of Navy Command & Executive Performance Report and owning the Navy Hold To Account process working with the Command Group and 2* Outer Offices.

Deliver briefing material that communicates salient issues concisely and effectively to facilitate decision-making 

Actively work with Head Office, other TLBs and delivery agents to identify and implement online performance reporting opportunity.

Work closely with the Performance MI & Tools and Portfolio Performance teams to set the requirement for NCOM MI and analysis

Work in an agile way across the Performance Group leaning in to support priorities as necessary and deputising for B2 Performance Intelligence.

Line Manager to Performance Reporting team, setting direction and providing agile management support, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and staff are supported in identifying and progressing KSE needs, rewarding good performance and managing poor performance.


Remote working possible for a percentage of the time – access to Secret IT systems fortnightly.

Employer Comments

New post as part of Performance Group reorganisation Spring 22. This is a high profile and very demanding Staff appointment in a busy 2* Directorate. Skilled at multi-tasking and the management of tight deadlines as well as shaping and developing products that are used to inform 2SL, 1SL and Ministers is essential. One of only 4 military roles within the team they will be expected to lean in to provide military acumen to the civilian workforce, supporting outside their core role where necessary. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are essential, ability to succinctly hone the important points for upward communication. Adaptable and innovative in their approach to information sharing, eg using live reporting and dashboards.






Must be an OF3 or OF4 of ANY specialisation. OF2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR may be considered. 

OF5 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OF4.

Must be serving as a member of the Reserve Forces or have served with the Regular Forces.

Training in the following desirable:

Agile Scrum Master 

Axelos Management of Portfolios (Practitioner) 

Axelos Managing Successful Programmes (Foundation) 

Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have their details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Following interviews; the successful applicant will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM RES FTRS Cell who will continue the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Once the recruitment process is complete then the Preferred Candidate will be invited to take up FTRS.


The start date will be ASAP

this advert will close within 2 weeks of an application being received

Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Volunteer Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (Ex-Regular Reserve) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS/ADC. Ex-Regular personnel whose RFR liability has run out may be re-instated to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be interviewed at the discretion of the Line Manager and may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank worn will be appropriate to that of the position. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Applicants must also be medically fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake. Personnel who have been discharged P8 permanently unsuitable Naval Service through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

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