We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.
Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section
To apply for any of these posts, you will need to complete the online application form no later than (23:55) 26th September 2021.
The application will include:
1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than 1000 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
Failure to complete both sections of the form (CV and Statement of Suitability) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application.
We hope to notify candidates of the results of shortlisting by 4th October 2021. Please note that we are unable to provide feedback to those candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. Written feedback will be made available (on request) to those candidates who attend interview.
Should you encounter any issues with your online application please get in touch with us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not receive acknowledgment of your application within 48 hours, please contact Trish Marshall on: Trish.email@example.com
Your application will be acknowledged when it is received.
A panel, including the hiring manager, will assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the ‘Person Specification’ section. Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.
The timeline later in this pack indicates the date by which decision is expected to be made, and all shortlisted candidates will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.
If you are shortlisted, you will then be asked to attend an interview in order to have a more in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence.
The Success Profile Framework will be used to assess and recruit the most suitable candidate. The following five behaviours will be used at the interview stage:
1. Working Together
2. Making Effective Decisions
3. Communicating and Influencing
5. Changing and Improving
Full details of the assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates.
An Individual Leadership Assessment is currently planned to take place from 4th October 2021 and Interviews week commencing 25th October 2021.
Regardless of the outcome, we will notify all candidates as soon as possible.
We will send you a copy of any report for any assessment that you may have undergone as part of the recruitment process (where applicable).
To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process
page of our Careers website.
Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know
page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.
Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website
, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.