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Job description

Lead on continuous and discontinuous improvements within BDUK,

Coach and upskill business stakeholders to increase continuous improvement capabilities across BDUK,

Internal consult and support business stakeholders through their delivery of continuous improvement activity,

Identify, qualify, and update the plan and readiness activities across area of responsibility before implementation,

Support the Transformation and Change teams plans and ensure visibility/prioritisation of continuous improvement activity alongside wider business change agenda,

Facilitate workshops with business stakeholders to assist in identification and analysis of root causes, ensuring improvement opportunities address them,

Manage a portfolio of CI interventions and pipeline of future opportunities,

Support the Change Practice lead with tracking and reporting requirements .

Responsibilities
Experience of working in a continuous improvement role;

Experience in coaching people in continuous improvement methodology to a high level;

An innovative & forward-thinking mindset to shape the direction of recommendations;
The skills and confidence to influence broader stakeholder groups to reach consensus & decision-making
Good verbal and written communication skills;

Stakeholder management skills;

The ability to plan & facilitate workshops both on site & remotely, including the production of associated collateral;

Strong organisational skills with the ability to work & prioritise optimally under pressure;

Experience in Project support/management and

Six Sigma Green Belt or higher desired

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others


Benefits

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 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 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.

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 see page 10 of the candidate pack for further details

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.

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 madewithin a 5 year period following a dismissal for carry ut 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.

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.

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.

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 andhost department and the Civil Servant. This includes grade on return.

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

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

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

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

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.

To help VERCIDA find roles that are best suited to you at DCMS, we ask you to confidentially share information about yourself with us. Any data VERCIDA receive is securely stored and never shared with third parties.

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Job Sector
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Job Position
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Estimated Salary
£30,955.00 - £38,811.00
City/Town
London
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