Senior Enforcement Officer ELECTRIC VEHICLES (SMART CHARGE POINTS)
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 3rd July 2022
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Do you care about the safety of products and want to protect people and places? Can we use your skills, knowledge and experience to enable UK business to thrive? If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you!
We are the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. We are here for the purpose of making regulation work to deliver real world impact. Regulation is a powerful Government tool to address market failures, influence behaviour and promote positive action. Crafted and delivered well, regulation can be an enabler of growth, innovation and efficiency.
Since early 2018 we have been building a positive and creative team that enjoys a position of influence and respect within an organisation that continues to grow, most recently with the addition of the regulation of construction products planned for 2022.
Our mission: To be a trusted product regulator for the UK.
Our goal: To be a leader of good regulatory practice and a champion of local regulation.
Further information can be found on our website: Click here
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for people with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We are Inclusive
We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible and recognise how important inclusivity is to achieve the best outcomes. We hope to attract applications from all underrepresented groups.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
The Energy Supply Team sits within the wider Energy and Products Enforcement Team. As a team, we are responsible for the accuracy of gas and electricity meters; and the enforcement of environmental and energy efficiency regulations covering: Alternative Fuels Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Smart Charge Points, Fuel Labelling and Heat Networks.
We are working towards providing a regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow, and consumers are protected. We do this by taking a risk-based and proportionate approach to our activities, in accordance with the Regulators’ Code.
About the Role
In this role you will work closely with multiple teams and departments to support the Office for Product Safety and Standard’s strategic objectives, playing an instrumental role in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator, and improving transparency and accountability to the businesses we regulate and the citizens we serve.
The scope of the role is broad and the area of work is evolving, so you can craft the role to deliver our new Electric Vehicle Smart Charge Point (EVSCP) enforcement activity in line with your skills, experience and aspirations! A key requirement for this role will be to understand and communicate the cyber security requirements of the new regulations to stakeholders, to assess and encourage compliance.
The Senior Enforcement Officer will deliver the workstream responsible for enforcing the Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021 and will:
• Build positive relationships across industry and government, developing open and proactive channels of communication with a wide array of new and existing stakeholders.
• Communicate the regulations and embed a consistent understanding of effective compliance, to support businesses and other institutions with their efforts towards compliance.
• Apply existing or new expertise in cyber security to ensure new charge points meet minimum cyber-security requirements.
• Implement investigative powers, civil sanctions and enforcement undertakings as per the guidelines set out in Schedule 2 of the legislation. Enforcement activities will be pragmatic and proportionate, as per the OPSS Enforcement Policy and the Regulator's Code.
• Work with colleagues to identify the resource, skills and expertise required to deliver the requirements effectively, and support reporting requirements between delivery and policy officials.
We expect this post to have line management responsibilities in the future. The post holder may be encouraged to undertake recruitment and line management of suitably skilled staff as appropriate.
Skills & Experience
We want to hear from you if you can demonstrate:
• Experience or knowledge of regulatory delivery and/or cyber security.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• A flexible, proactive approach.
• Attention to detail, with good analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Dedication to developing yourself and those you lead in support of the success of the team and wider organisation.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
We are happy to discuss the role further or answer any questions you may have prior to submitting an application. Please contact us using the email address provided.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Making Effective Decisions
A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours.
Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.
A hybrid office/home based working model where staff will spend a norm of 40-60% of their time in the office (minimum of 40%) over a month with flex dependent on balancing business and individual need (from September 2021, depending on how the public health guidance evolves).
Selection process details
Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Please use your personal statement (in no more than 750 words) to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements of the role detailed in the bullet points under the "responsibilities" and the "skills and experience" sections of the job description.
Applications will be sifted on CV and Personal Statement.
Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the personal statement. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.
The interview will consist of behaviour and strength-based questions.
Expected Timeline subject to change
Sift dates: w/c 04/07/2022
Interview dates: w/c 11/07/2022
Interview will be held using Microsoft Teams.
Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.
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.
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• 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.
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If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
Any move to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 here
A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
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BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).
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