Product Manager

Department for Work and Pensions

Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 19th October 2021

 

Reference number

153755

Salary

£49,171 - £59,589

Grade

Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

DWP - Digital

Type of role

Digital

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

2

Location

Blackpool, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

About the job

Summary

As a Product Manager in the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Digital you will be part of a diverse team delivering a transformational project using modern, scalable and secure technology to connect our systems and data to improve our intelligence, insights and technical ability to continuously improve our ability to prevent and detect benefit fraud. We need passionate Product Managers to bring the diverse teams together, to rally behind the business vision and focus on a relentless delivery of value.

Job description

You will be a Product Manager in the Integrated Risk & Intelligence Service (IRIS), which delivers a co-ordinated and reactive response to benefit fraud, bringing together the monitoring and response to fraud risks from individuals and organised crime groups, into a single place in DWP. IRIS is made up of diverse blended teams, including analysts, data engineers, data scientists, digital specialists, intelligence experts, and fraud, error and debt specialists.

As a Product Manager, you will work with key stakeholders to ensure business priorities are correctly represented on the product roadmap. You’ll work with Delivery teams to translate the roadmap into product backlogs and support those teams in delivering continuous product improvements delivering prioritised business value.

Responsibilities

• As a Product Manager you will have experience of agile product management and delivery techniques and maybe working independently or as part of a more complex project with other Product Managers.

• Responsible for the engagement of a wide variety of key stakeholders to understand priorities to develop the product strategy and product roadmap, as well as prioritising the product backlog through a range of techniques to maximise value and return on investment.

• Responsible for strategic product decisions, using your ability to engage stakeholders, knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for the delivery team.

• You understand agile working and can create, support and champion an environment for successful multidisciplinary working. You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices, determining the right approach for the team to take and constantly evaluating this through the life of a project.

• Actively contribute to various meetings as the focal point for the product(s) with all key stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of the product delivery, including scrum ceremonies and governance processes, providing updates as appropriate.

• You are a key member of the product development team and will identify and communicate user needs to the development and delivery teams through the creation of backlog items (user stories) and representing users and other stakeholders at team meetings such as planning and review session.

• Support the professional development of Associate Product Managers in your area.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact mimi.enefiok@dwp.gov.uk

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role.
• An environment with flexible working options.
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27%.
• A generous annual leave allowance.

Salary Information

Salary for this role is from £49,171 to (Band min) to £59,589 (Band max).

Our offer to successful candidates will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.

Existing Civil Servants who secure a new role on lateral transfer should maintain their current salary.

Existing Civil Servants who gain promotion may move to the bottom of the next grade pay scale or 10% increase in salary whichever would be the greater.

This role can be based out of either Blackpool, Leeds or Newcastle corporate hub locations.

Please find further information on the Corporate hub locations here.

The Department is committed to promoting flexible ways of working, whilst enabling the business to operate at maximum efficiency and will expect colleagues to work from a blend of locations, including some time working at home, as required. The corporate hub location will be the designated place of work and any remote or home working arrangement does not constitute a change to your designated place of work or contractual Terms and Conditions. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

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:

• What tools, agile techniques and processes have you used in an multi-functional team to ensure everyone is involved and high-performing.

• How you engaged a variety of stakeholders to agree on work you’ve been responsible for.

• Where you were able to create effective change and improve products or ways of working.

• How you contributed to ensuring effective decisions are made and actioned to ensure delivery of work.

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 .

Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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: 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:

• Product Management – Challenges you had to resolve when working in product management and during the development of a roadmap.

• Problem management – Where you’ve been involved in solving problems or challenges; your role and the use any tools or methods.

• Relationship management – Where you have had to overcome any difficult conflict of priorities with different stakeholders.

• Agile Practices – Experience as a product manager in agile, for example scrum and associated challenges.

Interviews will take place from 3rd November.

Sift and Interview dates to be confirmed.

This job role may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in their DWP office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business need but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.

Other information:

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

Reasonable Adjustments:

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.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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.

You must meet the security requirements before you can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

For meaningful checks to be carried out individuals you will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. Whilst a lack of UK residency in itself is not necessarily a bar to a security clearance, and expectation of UK residency may range from 3 to 5 years. Failure to meet the residency requirements needed for the role may result in the withdrawal of provisional jobs offers.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

If successful but not transferring from another Government Department, 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.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Mimi Enefiok
Email :  mimi.enefiok@dwp.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  digitalrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact DWP by email: HR.BUSINESSASSURANCE@DWP.GOV.UK. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission here to visit Civil Service Commission.

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