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Job description

About the Team

The Government has announced that OPSS will host the new national regulator for construction products, driving the improvement of safety and performance standards and ensuring compliance with construction product regulations. This will involve collaborating with our partners in Government, local authorities and elsewhere to ensure that public confidence in the safety and performance of construction products is improved and maintained. OPSS, working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, is currently preparing for this exciting new role.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a flexible and results-oriented individual with the energy to make positive change happen within and beyond OPSS. In this purposeful, and multi-faceted role you will play a part in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator. Candidates will need to be flexible in approach and prepared to lead on a range of tasks. You will hold specific responsibilities for planning and developing our regulatory capacity, capability and operational approach. It is envisaged that the role will, over the next twelve months and in accordance with the Parliamentary timetable, transit to that of an Enforcement and Compliance Manager leading a team of construction product regulators. The role will suit people with experience of operating within a regulatory compliance environment: for example, either as a regulator or as one with a role in ensuring goods, services or systems meet regulatory and other standards.

The post is based in Birmingham. When the team is operational, some travel - possibly to any UK location - is likely to be required.

Please come to our virtual open session to find out more about the Construction Products & Delivery Team and OPSS. The virtual open session will take place Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 4pm.

Please email [email protected] to register your interest and to receive an invite.

ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Supporting the planning, development and delivery of the team's regulatory capacity and approach to respond effectively to unsafe construction products on the market.

• Developing and leading a team of officers, including planning, coaching, mentoring, staff development, performance, and issue resolution.

•Developing and delivering effective working practices with regulatory partners, including the Building Safety Regulator and Local Authority Trading Standards to encourage and implement compliance through proportionate and effective regulatory interventions.

•Proactively engaging with a range of sector partners to build positive relationships; explain and raise awareness of the organisations' regulatory approach, express sophisticated concepts, resolve issues and explore insights.

•Initiating and delivering projects which align with the issues and challenges impacting upon UK compliance levels; ensuring that individual projects deliver positive impacts within financial and technical frameworks.

• Establishing and leading multi-disciplinary cross-office teams to focus on and resolve important problems and regulatory challenges as well as acting as a point of contact to manage expectations, resources, and communications.

Skills and Experience: Essential

This is a great opportunity for an individual with the energy to act as a visible, trusted, and professional ambassador for the team. We are keen to hear from people with varying backgrounds, who can demonstrate:

• Experience of operating within a regulatory compliance environment.

• Ability to understand and apply technical information in diverse sectors and business types.

• Ability to scope, plan, and guide the delivery of results-oriented, multi-layered work plans.

• Strategic problem-solving and analytical skills.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Strong leadership skills, unafraid to challenge, adept at influencing and eager to take ownership.

Further information can be found on our Careers website at https://opss-careers.co.uk/.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture


BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:

• A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, home working and compressed hours.

• Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

• A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.

• An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.

• Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form. Please use your personal statement (in no more than 1000 words) to explain 'how your skills, knowledge and experience match the responsibilities, skills and experience of the role'

Applications will be sifted on CV and Personal Statement.

Interviews will consist of behaviour questions, strength questions and presentations.

Those invited to interview will be asked to deliver a short presentation as part of the interview process, further information will be provided nearer the time.

Expected Timeline subject to change

Week of Sift: 20th September 2021
Week of interviews: 4th October 2021
Interview Location: MS Teams

Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.

Reasonable adjustment

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 protected] 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.

Further Information

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

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

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Any move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.

BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).

Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications.

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 directly. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected] 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.


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.
Job Sector
Job Position
Risk And Compliance Manager
Estimated Salary
£49,075.00 - £56,350.00 / year
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