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Job description


• Providing policy advice to ministers, the Permanent Secretary, the Senior Responsible Owner and the Programme Director

• The Programme's policy framework, including how best to serve consumers and protect privacy, as well as aligning with the Department's wider energy and consumer policies

• Chairing the Programme's Design Authority which ensures all technical, regulatory, consumer engagement and programme decisions are taken in line with our policy aims

• Maintaining and evolving our regulatory strategy and relationships with Ofgem, so that the obligations we place on energy suppliers and the DCC meet our policy aims

• Managing media enquiries and ministerial correspondence, Parliamentary Questions and briefings

• Delivering effective governance of the programme, both internally to coordinate and integrate between workstreams, and externally to coordinate and drive delivery by key stakeholders including energy suppliers and the Data Communications Company Coordinating our progress reporting to BEIS, HM Treasury, Cabinet Office, No10 and the IPA.

Please take time to read the attached Candidate pack for further information about this role and the recruitment process.

Your Personal Statement (no more than 1250 words) should explain how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria in the person specification

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in the following areas:

• Excellent senior leadership with experience of successfully leading diverse multidisciplinary teams.

• A strategic and lateral policy thinker who is politically aware and attuned to the challenges of delivering large scale programmes within complex organisations.

• Experience of building highly effective and collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders, with an ability to influence and confidently challenge when necessary.

• Familiarity with programme and project delivery techniques or a willingness to develop these skills.

We expect all our senior leaders to be:

• Brilliant - inspiring, high performing, with a clear sense of purpose

• Enterprising - creative, open to ideas, well connected

• Inclusive - encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work

• Skilled - expert and committed to development and impact

Benefits

BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:

A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking 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

Security

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

As part of the application you will be required to complete a CV and Statement of Suitability.

1. A CV setting out your career history, highlighting specific responsibilities and achievements that are relevant for this role, including details where applicable of budgets and numbers of people managed, relevant achievements in recent posts, together with reasons for any gaps within the last two years

2. A Personal Statement (no more than 1250 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria in the person specification

Failure to complete both sections (CV and Personal Statement) will mean the panel has limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

Applications will be sifted to select those demonstrating the best fit with the post against the criteria set out in the person specification. Please ensure you keep this in mind when writing your CV and supporting statement.

Expected Timeline subject to change

At this stage, the expected timetable is:

Sift to be held by: w/c - 9th November 2020
Assessments to be held: w/c - 23rd November 2020
Assessment Location: Microsoft Teams
Interviews to be held: w/c - 30th November 2020
Interviews location: Microsoft Teams

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

Please note it may not be possible to offer alternative dates for either the assessments or interview.

Expenses incurred by candidates during the recruitment process will not be reimbursed by the Department except in exceptional circumstances and only when agreed in advance.

Full details of the selection and assessment process will be made available to shortlisted candidates once the shortlist has been completed but will include a Staff Engagement Exercise, and a Final Panel Interview.

If candidates are required to prepare a presentation for their interview, they will be given at least one week's notice of the subject.

Candidates invited to interview will be asked to undergo the following assessments:

Staff Engagement Exercise (SEE)

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare and present a 5-minute presentation to a group of staff of varying grades, representative of the business area/organisation where the role will be based. The staff will then ask questions and have a discussion with the applicant for 30 minutes.

The interaction will be witnessed and recorded by an observer who will provide feedback and observations in a written report provided to the final interview panel.

You will need to be flexible about setting aside time in your diary to do this. The presentation topic will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

The staff engagement will not lead to a pass or fail decision; rather, it is intended to highlight areas of strength and possible concerns which the panel can probe at interview.

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 we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies in the Civil Service requiring the same skills and experience could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition.

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

Any move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

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.

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

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

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 beis-scs1recruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 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.

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 Pre-Employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

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

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.

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

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.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

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
Senior Appointments
Job Position
Non-Executive
Estimated Salary
£70,000.00 - £117,800.00 / year
City/Town
London
Address
London, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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