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Job description

The roles and responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Develop the vision for the product, working with stakeholders to ensure strategic fit and engaging the development team to maintain alignment and buy in.

2) Develop the product strategy and product roadmap as well as prioritising the product backlog through a range of techniques to maximise value and return on investment.

3) Identify and communicate user needs to the development and delivery teams through the creation of backlog items (user stories). Represent users or other stakeholders at team meetings such as planning and review sessions.

4) Define product goals and metrics, monitoring performance against outcomes.

5) Manage, influence and negotiate stakeholder relationships and communicate progress and achievements, championing the product within the department.

6) Ensure the product is developed to an appropriate level of quality taking into consideration expected lifetime, investment and time frames.

The successful candidate:

• Is aware of and understands agile methodology and how to apply the agile mindset to all aspects of their work.

• Can maintain and iterate a product over time to continuously meet user needs.

• Is able to implement best practice in new product or service development.

• Is able to classify and prioritise problems, document their causes and implement remedies.

• Uses a range of product management principles and approaches.

• Puts users first and can manage competing priorities.

• Is a team player, willing to pick up a range of different tasks and deliver work on behalf of the team.

• Knows about GOV.UK and the Government Digital Service, and the service standard.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Product ownership
  • Agile working



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


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

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

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Candidates will be sifted on behavioural statements, CV and any technical skills required.

In the event of a large number of applicants, applications will be sifted on the lead behaviour (Communicating and Influencing). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate the essential role requirements within the application behaviour responses.

Sift/interview dates and location Subject To Change

Week of Sift: Late April or Early May
Week of Interviews: Late April or Early May
Interview Location: 151 Buckingham Palace Road

The interview will consist of behaviour and technical questions.

Interviewees will be asked to deliver a presentation; further details will be provided nearer the time.

BEIS wants to be accessible for all, and this includes offering assistance to attend interviews. The offer is targeted toward those from a lower socio-economic background, or who struggle to cover the cost of attending an interview. Please see the attached guidance document at the bottom of this Civil Service Jobs advert, embedded in the document on page 5 are 2 documents that must be completed and returned to the email addresses on the forms to claim an expenses payment. If you have any issues accessing these documents please contact us at beisrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Technical skills

Product ownership

Has awareness of tools, terms and concepts used to deliver a product.

Agile working

Has an awareness of Agile methodology and the ways you could apply the principles in practice. Able to take an open-minded approach and understands why iteration is important and can do it quickly.

Other Information

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

A reserve list may be held for up to 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Any move to the BEIS will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

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).

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

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

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

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 beisrecruitment.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 have a hearing impairment, a Language Service Professional.

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.

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

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
Marketing & PR
Job Position
Product Management
Estimated Salary
£32,750.00 - £36,000.00 / year
Postal Code
151 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 9SZ, UK Show on map
Milton Keynes
Post date
Closing date

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