Ways of Working Programme Manager

Government Legal Department

Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 25th May 2022

 

Details

Reference number

206565

Salary

£60,532
National – £ 60,532 and London - £ 63,734

Grade

Grade 6

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

GLD - Corporate Resources

Type of role

Information Technology
Operational Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time

Number of posts

1

Contents

Bristol, Leeds, London

Summary

From energy to security, health to human rights, we help the Government deliver life changing law for citizens.
The Government Legal Department is the largest provider of legal services across government, working on high profile matters that are frequently scrutinised in Parliament and the media. Our work includes:

•*Developing and drafting legislation
•*Providing legal advice on policies
•*Securing our economic and trade relationships
•*Ensuring value from commercial contracts worth billions of pounds
•*Providing the Civil Service’s employment law advice

We are at the heart of delivering the Government’s priorities and our success depends on our people.
GLD is a non-ministerial government department, sponsored by the Attorney General. We are headed by the Treasury Solicitor, our Permanent Secretary and employ nearly 3000 people, including over 2000 legal professionals. Our offices include London, Leeds, Bristol, Croydon and Manchester as well as overseas. We provide specialist legal services including Litigation, Employment and Commercial Law as well as advising most Government Departments on the policies and services they deliver.

GLD also depends on a range of vital corporate services. These are essential to the smooth and efficient running of the Department and provide the foundation to enable GLD to deliver outstanding legal services. Our corporate functions include Strategy, HR, Finance, Digital, Data and Technology, Communications, Security, Commercial and Project delivery.

Our vision is to be an outstanding legal organisation and a brilliant place to work where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. This is an exciting time for GLD, with cutting edge legal work on global issues and a transformation agenda which is ensuring the Department exemplifies the Modern Civil Service.

To find out more about what we do visit the Government Legal Department’s webpage or have a look at this short film which showcases the breadth of work government lawyers and legal trainees are involved in.

Job description

DIVISION
Finance Operations and Digital Directorate provide a range of services in support of GLD. The teams within our Directorate are wide-ranging and include all aspects of Finance (planning, procurement and financial management), ICT and Operations (Security, business resilience, health & safety, records management & facilities management, future accommodation and data protection). Whilst the work we do is varied we share a common aim, to provide the support necessary to enable GLD to be the best in the business. In the Finance Operations and Digital Directorate we get things done and will always aim to provide a professional and efficient service.

Responsibilities

The new post will have responsibility for programme management of the delivery of GLD’s location neutral, hybrid working approach as set out in our Accommodation and Location Strategy. The Strategy aims to capitalise on the opportunities presented by initiatives such as Places for Growth which will enable us to relocate posts to a small number of hubs outside London including Leeds and Bristol by:
•*Creating offices for collaboration and team work, workspaces designed for collaborating, socialising, wellbeing and learning and development.
•*Bringing all staff together in a limited number of substantial GLD bases across the country, which accommodate and support the full range of expert services (including advisory and corporate services).
•*Maximising the opportunities for career development and progression in all locations, by enabling the majority of GLD posts to be located in any GLD office location irrespective of where other team members have their office location or where clients are based.
•*Supporting managers to lead dispensed teams whilst maintaining and inclusive culture.
•*Continuing to prioritise the value of our client facing legal teams and our strong partnerships with clients, even as client teams are inevitably more dispersed across the country, learning from our successes of virtual working during the pandemic and seeking creative opportunities to maintain these relationships.
•*Continuing to focus on being the best employer for all our staff providing continued opportunities for everyone in GLD to engage in these important decisions, enhancing and strengthening diversity and inclusion as we go forward with our future ways of working.
•*Recommendations will be overseen by the appropriate Committee, e.g. People Committee or Operations Committee.
The post holder will coordinate the teams delivering the strategy ensuring that the programme of work progresses to schedule, helping to build and enhance relationships with stakeholders across all areas of GLDs business. This is an exciting and challenging role within the centre of GLD, and is wide reaching. Responsibilities of the role include:
•*Creating a Programme Plan that pulls together existing strands of work into one place.
•*Driving forward the delivery of the programme via Stakeholder management and virtual team co-ordination.
•*Collaborating across GLD and beyond, acting as a point of contact for Cabinet Office/Places for Growth reporting, the Business Management community for the Senior Leadership Group including the Permanent Secretary and Director Generals.
The role is in the team, which is led by Director Nick Price. This role is an opportunity to gain experience of programme implementation.
This is an outline job description of the key responsibilities and accountabilities involved in the job. This is not an exhaustive list and the post holder might be expected to undertake any other duties across Finance, Operations and Digital Directorate, commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
•*Learning and development tailored to your role
•An environment with flexible working options
•*A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
•*A Civil Service pension

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
CV will be assessed but not scored. Please note, the personal statement on Civil Service Jobs allows a maximum word limit of 1250 words. Any applications exceeding 1250 words may not be considered.
The sift criteria will be scored on:
•*Leadership
•*Changing and improving
•*Experience
•*Building successful relationships across multiple teams, inspiring colleagues to embrace change and look at new ways of working
•*Working at pace to deliver a quality service
•*Experience of delivering change programmes, supporting a busy and diverse team or project, and the ability to multi-task in the face of tight and competing deadlines

Your application should demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the post, with relevant examples. It will not be sufficient to reiterate the criteria; you are expected to illustrate how you have met the requirements.

Your application will be sifted by a GLD panel.
Selection Process
After the closing date, the appointing panel shall assess candidates’ suitability for the role based on evidence provided in their application against the behaviours and experience outlined in the person specification.

Interview
Should you be successful in being invited to interview, you will be assessed on your performance in all essential criteria as listed in the Person Specification, alongside scenario based exercises and strength-based questions. Candidates invited to interview will be given further information on the day and time to prepare.
•*Leadership
•*Changing and improving
•*Experience

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.
[Interviews will probably take place remotely via video conference, full details of the interview format will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to interview.] The timeline later in this pack indicates the date by which decisions are expected to be made, and all shortlisted candidates will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.

Offer
Regardless of the outcome, we will notify all candidates as soon as possible after the final interview.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Nick Price
  • Email : Nick.Price@governmentlegal.gov.uk

Recruitment team :

  • Email : Nick.Price@governmentlegal.gov.uk

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