Lead Business Relationship Manager
Department for Work and Pensions
Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 24th September 2023
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Are you experienced in using Business Relationship Management skills to understand business objectives and future roadmaps?
Do you enjoy networking, building relationships, engaging, challenging, communicating, and influencing stakeholders at all levels.
Do you want to play a part in prioritising and driving improvements to the products and services we provide to our colleagues and customers?
If so, this role in DWP Digital may be perfect for you.
Data and Analytics delivers data products and services across Digital, DWP and beyond, to support the organisation with putting data at the heart of decision making.
The Business Relationship Managers (BRMs) play an essential role in reaching out across the organisation to build trusted partnerships, to engage directly with senior leaders to build strategic roadmaps, understand business problems, develop high level requirement, assess value, and prioritise requests, assist governance, and bring issues to resolution.
The Data and Analytics (D&A) Lead Business Relationship Manager will lead a team of Business Relationship Manager, each of whom own a specific business portfolio to champion the value of data and prioritise the development of data products and services.
In this role, you will also become the strategic interface between lines of business portfolio and D&A and build long-term relationships to become the ambassador for your portfolio.
You will work throughout the year to influence, innovate, and shape Data and Analytics planning by building understanding of your stakeholder strategic roadmaps. Working with stakeholders as the first point of contact, to promote products and services, signpost to subject matter experts, facilitate conversations and forums to remove blockers, manage expectations, ensure value driven priority, and steer funding bids and investment to deliver future business benefits.
Communication and network building is key to the success of the role. BRMs are empowered to engage at all levels. Building rapport and having the ability to challenge senior stakeholders and resolve issues is essential.
Understand stakeholder, user, customer, supplier and partner needs through continual engagement, transparency and building good relationships.
You will lead and share information on engagements with senior and influential stakeholders to inform future Digital solutions, meet strategic demands (e.g., spending review, service strategy) reduce costs, and increase efficiency within Digital.
If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Abs.Ali@dwp.gov.uk.
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27% For further information please click here.
• Annual leave rising up to 30 days, (based on your working pattern).
• Family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexi-time and compressed hours.
• Learning and development tailored to your role this could include industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring.
• An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including: Women’s Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more.
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.
Salary for this role is from £69,869 (Band min) to £77,740 (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.
Selection process details
Stage 1: Application
Your application will consist of three parts:
1. A Personal Details application form.
2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided.
3. Personal statement up to 1000 words.
When giving details in your employment history and personal statement you should highlight your experience in line with essential criteria below:
- Co-ordinate and lead a team of Business Relationship Management Analysts and Managers to prioritise, manage and drive agile projects
- Extensive experience in building and developing effective working relationship with senior business managers and IT Services that bring IT and business working as one team.
- Experience of understanding and interpreting stakeholder, user, customer, supplier and partner needs through continual engagement, transparency and building good relationships.
- Influence the outcome and delivers through others. Balances what needs to be delivered against what can be delivered. Applies strategic thinking on how to provide the best service for the end user.
- Excellent customer focused professional skills with an in-depth understanding of how technology can drive business benefits and proven experience of developing innovative solutions to business problems.
- Previous experience of working with Data products and services.
The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.
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.
• You will be asked to complete your employment history any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form.
• Personal details that could be used to identify you including your name, contact details and address must be removed for your application to be considered.
• If your employment history/personal statement contains any personal details your application will be 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 experiences listed in the essential criteria.
You will be asked to do a short 10 minute presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Interviews will take place from Thursday 12th October 2023 Interview dates to be confirmed.
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A reserve list may be held for a period of 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
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