Land Capability Manager

  • Job Reference: 01867137-1
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Employer: Cervus Defence and Security
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  • Location: Bristol
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

emand for our products and services are increasing in the Land domain and we’re looking for someone to help deliver these in the UK and internationally.   

As our Land Capability Manager, you will manage and deliver a range of exciting and innovative training and experimentation projects.  To be successful in this role you will need strong leadership skills, broad experience, creativity and curiosity, as well as excellent communication and collaboration skills to be able to work with and influence colleagues and stakeholders. Your mature, imaginative approach to problem solving will enable you to work with analysts from a wide range of disciplines (combat, human performance, statistics, etc) as well as data and software engineers to ensure that solutions and outputs remain customer (frontline) focused.

Cervus is a performance analytics company based in the Southwest, with an office in central Bristol and Porton Down, Wiltshire. We embrace hybrid working and the role will be office based typically 1-2 days a week but you will be required to travel depending on contract and customer demands. 

Main responsibilities:

Join our team and bring your expertise to the table, where you will: 

  • Lead the planning and execution process for our projects, leveraging your leadership acumen to dissect customer requirements, collaborate seamlessly across teams, and meet project timelines, ensuring delivery at the high standards our customers expect. 

  • Foster cooperation and collaboration by effectively engaging with stakeholders at all levels. Through attentive listening and clear communication, ensure active participation and valuable input, driving towards optimal outcomes. 

  • Embrace a culture of learning by remaining open to feedback. Incorporate feedback into your approach to craft solutions that not only meet the unique needs of our users but also align with market and project objectives. 

  • Demonstrate autonomy and decisiveness in problem-solving. Utilise your confidence to make informed decisions while maintaining the self-awareness to seek advice or support when necessary. 

  • Represent and campaign for continuous improvement and innovation in our products on behalf of our current and future customers. Understand the longstanding problems that our customers face (which might be known or unknown) and create solutions which can be integrated into our product maps.   

We expect you to have the following:

  • Relevant military experience in the British Army or Royal Marines, ideally including staff jobs in the following areas: 

  • Experimentation 

  • Force Development 

  • Collective training 

  • Individual training 

  • Brigade or Divisional staff 

  • Excellent IT skills and an appetite to understand and utilise new and advancing technology. 

  • Experience as a user or consumer of analytics with an ability to interpret them and find insights. 

  • Appropriate security clearances, or ability to obtain them.  

  • A sense of humour.  


We’d love you to have or be familiar with:

  • Experience of working internationally. 

  • Commanded at Subunit or higher and Combat or Combat Support Arms experience. 

  • Commercial experience. 

  • Documented project and programme management skills, preferably with certification. 

  • A UK Driving Licence


Salary depending on experience (plus excellent benefits*).


Share options, min 32 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays) which increases with service, generous pension, health care, life insurance, flexible working, 5 days additional leave for Reservist and Cadets,generous learning and development opportunities and awesome colleagues

Location & Working Arrangements:

Cervus embrace hybrid working and the role will be office based typically 1-2 days a week but you will be required to work away (both in UK and abroad) in support of projects at customer locations.