The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.
We are responsible for enabling defence people to live, work, train and deploy at home and overseas.
Our vision is to equip defence with a significantly smaller, more efficient, better quality estate.
Our responsibilities include:
The world continues to change at pace. In response defence is modernising, mobilising and transforming. The Defence Estate must evolve with it; becoming more resilient against increased uncertainty and evolving threats including climate change and disruption from state aggressors.
To support this, our areas of focus over the next 10 years include:
DIO aims to be an employer of choice through recognising, supporting, encouraging and celebrating diversity in all its forms. We have a collection of networks and forums, each focusing on its own element of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Gender Forum is one of them. The forum is a team of individuals who are passionate about making DIO a more diverse, inclusive and equal place to work, and supports initiatives such as the Baby loss Awareness Network, Crossing Thresholds (a scheme that develops women to achieve their potential), and the STEM Network. The STEM Network is a new initiative, and its aims are to highlight STEM across DIO, and the many varied STEM roles therein. The intentions are to develop internal schemes to include STEM training and apprenticeships. We have chosen to join WISE to promote the varied STEM roles within DIO, and to provide an outreach service to schools across the UK, offering mentorship sessions to students who are matched to our colleagues.
“My name is Sarah, and I am an Estate Strategy Planner. Although my day job is not obviously STEM, I am a Biologist, I study Archaeology and Anthropology and I am the DIO STEM Ambassador, as well as Ambassador for the STEM Staffordshire Hub. I am incredibly passionate about STEM, particularly supporting and promoting opportunities of STEM to females (STEMettes) and am proud to be the first WISE Member for DIO!”« Back to WISE Members Page