Stage 1: Application
Applications must include:
1. A completed Personal Details application form.
2. A curriculum vitae including education, professional qualifications and full employment history, giving details of key achievements.
When giving details in your CV you should highlight your experience working with the essential criteria below:
• Application architecture design and modelling techniques, patterns, tools and standards.
• Experience in delivering Enterprise scale, multi-million pound Payments and Accounting solutions building on top of industry standard COTS packages.
• Relational database design/modelling, technologies, design patterns, tools and best practice e.g. Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL.
• Integration architecture, frameworks, technologies, tools and best practice.
• Shaping and supporting technology initiatives, projects, programmes and portfolios.
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
Candidates are required to attach their CV as a separate additional document. Your CV must be in either PDF or word format. Personal details including your name and address must be redacted. Please be aware that if your CV contains personal details it will not be progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process.
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 CV 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 Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.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: 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 experiences:
• Communicate with stakeholders in a clear way, explaining complex architecture and technical issues in a way that is appropriate and easy to understand. Introduce different methods for communication and monitor the effectiveness of own communications.
• Actively build and maintain a network of colleagues and contacts, within architecture community and wider Digital project professions, to achieve progress on shared objectives. Challenge assumptions while being willing to compromise if beneficial to progress.
•Turning business problems into technical designs: Designs architecture and technical solutions based on business and user needs, dealing with problems that span the enterprise.
•Technical Breadth: Has a deep understanding of the technical concepts required in the role and understands how these fit into the wider technical landscape. Understands the limitations of digital technology, and anticipates and exploits opportunities of new digital technologies.
Interviews will take place from early November.
You will be asked to provide a short (2-3 slides, 5-10 minutes) presentation on an architecture design you’ve personally led, and the key architecture decisions you made.
Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
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 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 Digitalrecruiment.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.email@example.com 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.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.
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.
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