Stage 1 - Application:
Your application will consist of three parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills and accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided. This should show us that you:
• have experience of working at pace in an agile environment and from a digital perspective.
• have exemplary spelling and grammar and are able to write and edit using a style guide and plain English.
• are able to take a user-centred approach to content design and are able to explain design decisions and other ideas in a way that other people understand.
• are able to put forward the case for content design to senior stakeholders and product owners.
• know how to plan user research and are able to use data and user research to inform content design decisions.
3. Personal Statement: Technical content design exercise - details of the exercise are included in the Statement of Suitability section in the application form. There is a 1250 word limit. This will test the technical skill user-centred content design.
The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and response to your technical content design exercise to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the criteria above. Sift dates to be confirmed.
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.
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 Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.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 behaviours:
Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources and support.
Changing and Improving
Seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement. Review ways of working, including seeking and providing feedback.
Communicating and Influencing
Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.
Identify important stakeholders and communicate with them clearly and regularly. Build relationships while also meeting user needs. Work to build consensus and improve stakeholder relationships, using evidence to explain decisions made.
Interviews will take place from 7 October 2021.
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 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.
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.
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.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.