Delivery Manager

Salary: £30,734

Employment Type: HEO; Permanant

Location: Southampton

Closing Date: 17th January 2021

Summary
We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Are you an ambitious, talented and driven Delivery Manager?
Do you hold experience managing the flow of digital projects within a large organisation?
Are you looking for a rewarding job that gives you the autonomy to develop your role and build on your strengths?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency has started an ambitious IT transformation programme that will deliver improved capability across an expanded IT workforce. We aim to improve all technology services whilst supporting the wider business on its own transformation requirements and ensuring IT aligns to their needs.

We are looking for a Delivery Manager to operate within our Southampton based MCA team. You will be accountable for the performance of the team. You will build and maintain teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well. Your primary focus will be the team and ensuring they are best equipped to deliver the products and services of the MCA.

This role provides you with a fantastic opportunity to influence key IT functions at the MCA, helping to shape and create an environment that makes a real difference for the UK public.

Responsibilities
Your duties will include but are not limited to:
• supporting the implementation of the digital, data and technology delivery management strategy, its policies and processes required for successful delivery
• managing the IT digital, data and technology portfolio including effective prioritisation of incoming requirements
• managing the delivery of MCA’s digital, data and technology projects and initiatives
• tracking and reporting the progress on allocated projects
• applying best-practice project management methods
• ensuring that realistic project plans are in place and maintained
• focusing on scope control and changes management
• managing a team of Associate Delivery Managers.

Please see the attached Role Profile for an in-depth view of the post.

About you
We are looking for an experienced Delivery Manager who has experience managing the flow of digital projects within a large organisation. You understand the end-to-end product life cycle, able to prioritise the important tasks and using data to inform planning to ensure the team are working towards and delivering against appropriate milestones.

You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a track record of building strong working relationships with stakeholders. You enjoy collaborative working and problem solving, able to understand stakeholder's needs, manage their expectations and encourage a mindset of experimentation and quality outcomes within your team.

Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Changing and Improving
Working Together
Delivering at Pace
Communicating and Influencing
Seeing the Big Picture

Technical skills
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Agile and Lean practices - Level 3
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Communication skills - Level 3
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Maintaining delivery momentum - Level 3
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Making the process work - Level 4
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Planning - Level 3
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Team dynamics and collaboration - Level 2
Benefits
Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

You will be asked to submit an online CV and Statement of Suitability as part of your application.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor you CV and Statement of Suitability to demonstrate:

- experience of managing effective delivery teams
- experience of developing relationships with stakeholders meeting their requirements and expectations
- excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- proven ability to prioritise effectively
- experience in collaborating across multiple internal teams and building effective relationships and influencing
change

The sift is due to take place w/c 18th January 2021.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 1st February 2021.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview
• one or more exercises, like a presentation or written exercise

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

This role is full time only. Applicants who wish to work an alternative pattern are welcome to apply however your preferred working pattern may not be available and you should discuss this with the vacancy holder before applying.

Further Information
To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.

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

Nationality requirements
Open to the UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.
From 1 January 2021 this job is broadly open to the following groups:
UK nationals
nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals of Commonwealth countries
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
relevant EEA or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
relevant EEA or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
certain family members of the relevant (European Union) EU and 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.
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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
Name : Dan Craggs
Email : dan.craggs@mcga.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email : dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk