Senior Delivery Manager

Salary: £38,654

Employment Type: SEO; 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.

Do you pride yourself on your accountability for the delivery of products and services?
Do you enjoy improving organisational capability and being part of a high performing team?
Are you looking for that role which allows you to make a real difference?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) 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 Senior Delivery Managers to operate within our Southampton based MCA team. You will be accountable for the delivery of products and services.

This role provides you with a fantastic opportunity to lead a key function within IT 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:
• on behalf of the Head of Delivery Management manage the design and implement the digital, data
and technology delivery management strategy, policies and processes required for successful delivery
of the technology portfolio
• manage the IT digital, data and technology portfolio including effective prioritisation of incoming
requirements
• manage the delivery of MCA's digital, data and technology projects and initiatives, including
applications and infrastructure, with a focus on large and medium-size projects, according to the
project allocation priorities set by the Head of Delivery Management
• manage and support the relationships with digital, data and technology project sponsors and key
stakeholders of the projects they manage, understanding their priorities and demands
• ensure that the projects and initiatives they manage achieve agreed objectives within time, cost and quality constraints

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

About You
Does this sound like you?

- Hardworking, resilient and flexible in the way you work.
- Enjoys building positive working relationships, engaging and influencing colleagues at all levels.
- Enjoys a varied and busy workload, and is able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
- Has a track record of producing work that is of high quality

You will also have experience in and be competent in the following areas:

- running projects using agile and lean techniques
- managing multiple projects through the leadership of multiple delivery teams and suppliers
- developing relationships with stakeholders meeting their requirements and expectations
- management of business change across projects and programmes
- benefits management and benefits realisation
- excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- managing conflicting demand and an ability to prioritise effectively
- collaborating across multiple internal teams and building effective relationships and influencing change
- ability to demonstrate an understanding of the technology industry and industry trends

Behaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Changing and Improving
Working Together
Delivering at Pace
Communicating and Influencing
Leadership
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 4
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Communication skills - level 4
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Maintaining delivery momentum - Level 4
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Making the process work - Level 4
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Planning - Level 4
Digital, Data and Technology Profession - Delivery Manager - Team dynamics and collaboration - Level 3

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 your CV and Statement of Suitability to demonstrate:
- experience running projects using agile and lean techniques
- experience managing multiple projects through the leadership of multiple delivery teams and suppliers
- experience developing relationships with stakeholders meeting their requirements and expectations
- excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- experience managing conflicting demand and an ability to prioritise effectively
- experience in collaborating across multiple internal teams and building effective relationships and influencing
change
- ability to demonstrate an understanding of the technology industry and industry trends

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

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 a 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

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

Contact point for applicants
Job contact : Dan Craggs
Name : dan.craggs@mcga.gov.uk

Recruitment team
Email : dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk