Manage a portfolio of key supplier relationships to ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with initial project forecasts and within the required timescales of the scheme
Assess project applications for BDUK Voucher scheme(s), including by undertaking the necessary due diligence to assess the commercial and financial validity of supplier project applications
Ensure adherence to BDUK's overarching supplier management strategy through all interactions with suppliers. Provide support to suppliers throughout the end-to-end project application processes
Support the Head of Commercial [Product] with responsibility for the Vouchers scheme to build, manage and maintain the pipeline of Vouchers projects, aligned to BDUK's national and local strategies and the wider UK Gigabit Programme
Work with the Local Relationships & Partnering teams to monitor and report on the delivery of Vouchers scheme(s) and their contribution to Local Digital Plans
Supporting the Vouchers Compliance & Operations team to identify and deal with specific instances or risks of non-compliance, by working with suppliers to review the associated circumstances and recommend remedial actions to remedy potential non-compliance
Support the Risk & Compliance teams with supplier engagement for post implementation audit activities, when required
Identify and implement process improvement opportunities to improve delivery going forwardResponsibilities
Methodical approach to work with precision in execution and adept at problem solving
Commercially driven with an understanding of all commercial drivers and passionate about pursuing a career in commercial
Highly numerate, analytical and organised
Able to communicate commercial considerations to non-commercial stakeholders
Able to build relationships quickly with a range of stakeholders and work collaboratively
Government Commercial standards and best practice in ensuring value for money through contracts
Commercial qualifications such as MCIPS, or actively training towards, or equivalent commercial experienceBehaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Working Together
You'll receive over 30% of your total compensation package in benefits:
Flexible working arrangements and Flexi-time
26.5 days annual leave on entry increasing to 31.5 days after 5 years' service.
Exceptional contributory pension scheme
5 days of paid leave for L&D
3 days of paid volunteering
Parental leave up to 9 months on FULL pay
Occupational sick pay
Brilliant and engaged staff networks to join including the LGBT+, BAME, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Women's Network.
Access to one of the world's largest learning and development platforms
Masterclasses and talks through the DCMS Academy
Season ticket loan, Cycle to work scheme and much more!
SCS T&C's will vary, please refer to the attached candidate information pack to find out more.Things you need to knowSecurity
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 counter-terrorist check . See our vetting charter .
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.
Please submit your CV and supporting statement (maximum 750 words) by 23:55 on 25th October 2021 via the CS Jobs portal.
Your CV should set out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements.
Your Supporting Statement (max. 750 words) should explain how your personal skills, qualities and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.
Part of the application process will require you to complete a diversity questionnaire. You will have the option to select 'prefer not to say' but this information is very important to the Civil Service.
Should you encounter any issues with your online application please get in touch with: [email protected]
If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact the above email address.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel who will look at the Qualifications, Skills and Experience provided in the submitted CVs and Supporting Statements. Please note, your application must provide evidence of the skills & experience outlined in the key criteria to be progressed to the next stage.
First Stage Interview/Assessment
Candidates successful at the review stage may be invited to attend a first stage interview/assessment.
During the interview process, candidates will be asked to provide further evidence of their technical skills and experience. Interviews may also include a presentation exercise. The interview will be a blended assessment consisting of a series of questions against the Civil Service Success Profiles Behaviours and Strengths.
The following behaviours will be tested at interview: Communicating & Influencing, Managing a Quality Service, Seeing the Bigger Picture and Working Together
Please note feedback will only be given if you attend an assessment or interview
Should a large number of applications be received, the initial sift may be conducted using a lead behaviour. This will be the behaviour which is listed first in the job advert. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the essential role requirements within the application behaviour responses.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.
Existing Civil Servants and applicants from accredited NDPBs are eligible to apply, but will only be considered on loan basis (Civil Servants) or secondment (accredited NDPBs). Prior agreement to be released on a loan basis must be obtained before commencing the application process. In the case of Civil Servants, the terms of the loan will be agreed between the home and host department and the Civil Servant. This includes grade on return.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service/Disclosure Scotland /Access NI on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance 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 [email protected]
stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
Any move to DCMS will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. 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 6 months from which further appointments can be made.
The expectation within DCMS is that staff will normally remain in post for a minimum of 12 months for band C, 18 months for band B and 24 months for band A/AU and will not apply for DCMS roles on level transfer during that time.
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.
Interviews are held remotely and successful candidates get to experience our bespoke remote on-boarding process. Although initially remotely, the role will be based at the location stated in this advert.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the "Contact point for applicants"; section.
DCMS has a London and a National pay scale. For more information on this, including the circumstances in which each pay scale will apply, please see the candidate information pack 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.
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
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