What will the successful candidate be doing?
You will be part of the BEIS and Government wide Project Delivery Profession, responsible for managing the delivery of a low to medium complex high priority project, leading a project team on a day-to-day basis or working as a member of a Project Management Office (PMO) function in a large project or programme reporting into a senior project leader. You will have a key role in project governance and working with stakeholders, to ensure the agreed project outputs/programme outcomes are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.
1. Project Delivery. Advocating the application of Project Delivery best practices and building team capability, ensuring the project team delivers agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
2. Planning, Project Performance & Controls - Overseeing plans and schedules, applying appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives within the resources available. Embedding and maintaining appropriate Project Controls. Ensuring tracking and monitoring of delivery against budget, resource and milestones is effective.
3. Governance and Reporting - Controlling the application of governance activities in the project or programme, enabling effective management and senior decision-making. Ensuring timely, consistent and accurate data collection, analysis and reporting on progress and delivery confidence.
4. Stakeholder Management - Managing a range of stakeholder engagement and communication activities as well as developing and maintaining internal and external relationships effectively.
5. Business Case Development - Leading on the coordination and production of a Business Case. Managing the timetable for completion, and ensuring it is in line with organisational and Treasury requirements. Managing the progression through the appropriate governance routes and driving completion of the necessary steps/actions required to prepare the Business Case for approval.
6. Benefits Realisation - Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
7. Risks & Issues - Identifying and monitoring project risks and issues. Developing mitigating actions and escalations as appropriate. Identifying and working with related projects to manage interdependencies in a programme.
8. Assurance - Support appropriate levels of assurance for the complexity of the project/programme. Arrange and manage reviews that enable scrutiny of the achievability of the project to meet its objectives and benefits, as stated within the business case. Track and assess the impact of outcomes or recommendations from reviews. Support the implementation of solutions to overcome any shortfalls.Responsibilities
What we are looking for
We are seeking Project Managers looking to develop their skills and work on some of the most interesting and impactful projects in Government. Successful candidates will potentially:
• Have been involved in the delivery of projects with a low to medium level of complexity. You will have an understanding of project management tools and methodologies, and experience of applying them in practice.
• Be familiar with methods to map out and engage with stakeholders, confident in developing relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation. You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with impact both in person and writing.
• Have experience of managing project risks and issues. You will have supported discussions with stakeholders, considered wider strategy, and worked collaboratively to design and agree an appropriate stakeholder engagement approach.
• Be able to communicate the objectives of the project, and familiar with the key stages in a project lifecycle.
• Enjoy working in a business change environment, able to understand how the phases of a project lead to effective change, and the 'bigger picture' organisational drivers behind them. You will be accustomed to working in an environment of ambiguity and change and you will be proactive in keeping abreast of developments in the business. You will have a confident approach with stakeholders and able to be flexible if they become misaligned with the project you are working on.
It would be desirable for candidates to have a recognised accreditation in professional project management such as:
• PRINCE2 Foundation
• Agile Project Management Foundation
• PRINCE2 Practitioner
• Agile Project Management Practitioner
• APM Project Fundamentals
• APM Project Management Qualification
• MSP Foundation
• MSP Practitioner Experience/Skills
Candidates must have relevant experience of Project Delivery in either a low to medium complex public sector (or similar) project or programme.
Please take time to read the attached Candidate pack for further information about this role and the recruitment process.Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Managing a Quality Service
- Communicating and Influencing
- Making Effective Decisions
- Delivering at Pace
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Planning & Scheduling
- Risk Management
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 knowSecurity
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.Application Information
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and Personal Statement. Your Personal Statement should address each of the following questions (maximum of 250 words per question). Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
I. Please give an example of when you have managed a Project or Programme risk, the steps you took and how the mitigating actions helped with the outcomes?
II. Please give an example of when you have managed change in a Project or Programme and how you engaged with stakeholders to implement the change and monitor it?
III. Please give an example of a time where you have effectively monitored a process and flagged up risks and what you then did about it?
NB: We will sift against the first question if we receive a high number of applications for this role. In your response you should briefly introduce the context but focus the majority of your word allocation to describe the actions you took, with a short conclusion describing the result.
Should a large number of applications be received, the initial sift may be conducted using your personal statement or 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.
At Interview you will be assessed Behaviours and Strengths, as well as on the following Technical Skills;
Planning & Scheduling
Working knowledge and experience in planning and scheduling. Demonstrating ability to break down components of a project in terms of scope, deliverables, time scales and resources. As well as produce and maintain schedules for activities that consider dependencies, resources and constraints.
Working knowledge and experience of managing risks and issues. Demonstrating the ability to identify and manage risks, including the development and implementation of appropriate risk mitigation strategies that take account of both internal and external dependencies, including managing any associated time, cost and quality constraints. Expected Timeline
subject to change
Sift Dates: w/c 20th April 2020
Interview dates: w/c 27th April 2020
Interview location: London. 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@example.com 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 successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications.
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).
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.