Stage 1: Application
Your application will consist of three parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. A CV including your employment history, responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training.
3. A personal statement of no more 750 words.
When giving details in your CV and personal statement you should highlight your experience working with the criteria below:
• Promoting a culture of psychological safety in teams, managing team dynamics. Actively contribute to enabling teams to work in a better way.
• Communicating in a straightforward, honest and engaging manner, choosing appropriate styles to maximise understanding and impact.
• A proactive approach to your learning and development, continuously improving your knowledge, skills and experience.
• Experience of working in an agile product or project management environment.
The sift panel will use the information relating to your CV and your personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
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 following technical skills and experience:
• Awareness of agile methodologies and how they can be applied.
• A demonstration of leadership skills; owning problems and motivating others.
• Actively managing team dynamics and fostering a productive environment.
• Having a proactive approach to learning and development of yourself and others.
An average of your individual scores (ranging from 1 – 7) will be provided, but you will need to achieve a minimum score of 4 in each of the essential criteria being assessed, in order to progress.
Interviews will take place from 16th August 2021. Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.
Throughout the whole recruitment process – application and interview – the accuracy and clarity of your communication will be assessed.
A NOTE ON ANONYMISATION
*Due to DWP’s use of anonymised recruitment practices it is not possible for applicants to upload/attach a CV. When entering information relating to your employment history you will be asked to remove any personal details that could be used to identify you. This relates to name and contact details which might usually appear on your CV/Personal statement. Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via email@example.com as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
Complete the “Assistance required” 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.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.