Senior Digital Project Manager

Department for Work and Pensions

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 3rd October 2022

 

Details

Reference number

234946

Salary

£50,155 - £60,781

Grade

Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

DWP - Digital

Type of role

Digital
Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

1

Contents

This role can be based in Blackpool or Newcastle. Occasional travel to the Newcastle hub will initially be required for those based in Blackpool. Please find further information on the Corporate hub locations here.

Summary

Would you love the opportunity to lead on high profile cross cutting projects that span digital and across government?

Are you someone who would enjoy being part of a vibrant and dynamic team?

If so, click that apply button now and join us as a Senior Digital Project Manager.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the UK’s biggest public service, providing benefits to around 20 million claimants including administering State Pension.  We’re looking for outstanding Digital Project Managers, who want to contribute to demanding and exciting digital services for the UK Government - Be part of changing the face of public services with the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people.

These roles offer an exciting opportunity to join The Digital Cross Boundary Team (DCBT) who manage delivery of a range of high profile cross cutting projects, with diverse stakeholders such as the Scottish Government, NHS and Ministry of Defence.  DCBT are at the forefront of building modern services that enable DWP to use and share data effectively within DWP and across the wider public sector, leading to improved customer journeys, increased efficiency and increased value for money.

Job description

As a Senior Digital Project Manager, you will lead end-to-end delivery of digital change, including Problem Fixes, Change and Customer Improvements, managing multiple changes at once.

You will ensure all deliveries deliver value, considering impacts and opportunities for existing services and products.

You will manage a varied stakeholder environment, set the pace for delivery and work with internal teams and/or external suppliers to deliver successfully.

You will reflect on your project management practice and adapt it for overall success in an increasingly agile environment.

You will coach or mentor more junior members of the delivery community and play an active part in building the Community of Practice. 

Roles & Responsibilities include:

  • Lead parallel digital projects end-to-end ensuring they are delivered at pace to meet stakeholder needs.
  • Manage risks, issues and dependencies to effective resolution.
  • Manage team dynamics, coaching teams to improve flow, quality and ownership throughout the team.
  • Deal with conflict and help establish a positive team culture.
  • Establish collaborative working across organisational boundaries, including Level Application Support Teams, Business Analysts, Product Owners and other application teams.
  • Develop delivery plans for your area, establishing priorities, identifying and resolving conflicts and issues across the wider team.
  • Take responsibility for your own learning and development, especially in project management practice, digital frameworks and technologies.
  • Coaching and mentoring your team to establish standards for processes and tools.
  • Work across Practices to share perspectives on delivery issues, resolving common problems.
  • Play an active part within the Delivery Practice.

Check out these blogs about Careers in DWP Digital

Responsibilities

The responsibilities are outlined in the job description above.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Dani.Gulam@dwp.gov.uk
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27% For further information please click here.
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring. 
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.

Salary Information

Salary for this role is from £50,155 (Band min) to £60,781 (Band max).

Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.

Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.

Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.

This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.

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

Stage 1: Application

Your application will consist of three parts:

1. A Personal Details application form.

2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided.

3. Personal statement up to 1000 words. 

When giving details in your employment history and personal statement you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria below:

• Takes full responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects.

• Ensures that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained. 

• Understands the environment and is able to prioritise the most important or highest value tasks. Able to use data to inform planning. Able to manage complex internal and external dependencies.

• Communicate with others in a clear, honest and enthusiastic way in order to build trust. Explain complex issues in a way that is easy to understand.

• Actively build and maintain a network of colleagues and contacts to achieve progress on shared objectives. Challenge assumptions while being willing to compromise if beneficial to progress.

The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.

For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .

Important Information

• You will be asked to complete your employment history any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form.
• Personal details that could be used to identify you including your name, contact details and address must be removed for your application to be considered.
• If your employment history/personal statement contains any personal details your application will be withdrawn.

Stage 2: Interview

If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the experiences listed in the essential criteria.

Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Further information:

A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made. 

Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location. 

Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out. 

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf.

However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading. 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.

Reasonable Adjustment

At DWP we value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including those that are underrepresented in our workforce.

We consider visible and non-visible disabilities, neurodiversity or learning differences, chronic medical conditions, or mental ill health. Examples include dyslexia, epilepsy, autism, chronic fatigue, or schizophrenia.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:Contact Government Recruitment Service via DWPrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Reasonable Adjustments” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.



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.
The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.
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 : Dani Gulam
  • Email : Dani.Gulam@dwp.gov.uk

Recruitment team :

  • Email : digitalrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact DWP by email: HR.BUSINESSASSURANCE@DWP.GOV.UK.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission. Click here to visit the Civil Service Commission.

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