Stage 1 - Application:
Your application will consist of two parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. An uploaded curriculum vitae including education, professional qualifications and full employment history and give details of key achievements.
All applications will be sifted based on the essential criteria below:
• You have a deep understanding of business goals and can turn these into tangible performance measures. You can work with people building digital products to define the KPIs and measures of success.
• You can integrate digital analytics with qualitative data, such as user surveys and user research, to develop hypotheses for testing. You can offer recommendations on the best tools and methods to be used.
• You can turn complex data into compelling, clear and actionable stories. You can present analysis and visualisations in clear ways to communicate complex messages. You can communicate negative and positive information to stakeholders. You know how to give tactical and strategic recommendations.
• You can work with and challenge senior stakeholders. You can adapt the approach according to constraints. You have a good knowledge of security and data privacy.
• You can see and implement changes necessary and improve processes and ways of working. You consider the impact of change and are able to influence stakeholders to make improvements.
The sift panel will use the information in your CV to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.
When giving details of your CV, you should therefore include details of the work and projects that you have been involved in, and your role therein.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
A NOTE ON ANONYMISATION
*Due to DWP’s use of anonymised recruitment practices it is not possible for applicants to upload/attach a CV; any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form. Please ensure you provide sufficient information to enable the sift panel to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role.
Please include all other information that you would customarily provide when presenting a CV, as the sift panel use this information to assess your application.
DWP operates an anonymised recruitment process. 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. Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.
Stage 2 – Video Interview:
Unless you are otherwise informed, the final stage of the process will be a video interview via Microsoft Teams where you will be assessed against the Behaviours and Technical Skills detailed in the advert.
Candidates will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Sift and Interview Information:
Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised, so please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
Interviews will take place in early November 2021, dates to be confirmed.
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 Digitalrecruitment.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.
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.
If successful but not transferring from another Government Departmen, 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.
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.