Delivery Manager - Flexible Working Available

Hastings, East Sussex
£29,832 - £36,880
16 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


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 want to hear from you!

Job description

We are looking for 2 new Delivery Managers to help drive project delivery within the Department for Transport. 

You will join the department’s Digital Services (DS) Team in either their Central London or Hastings office. 

You will be accountable for the performance of agile delivery teams and the distribution of products and services that meet the needs of DfT and external users. Working as part of the Digital Services team, you will have the chance to create positive working relationships across the whole of DfT. 

Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to; 

• Supporting the building and maintenance of multi-disciplinary teams. 
• Supporting team members, facilitating continuous improvement and applying the most appropriate Agile and lean tools/techniques to product delivery. 
• Planning and communicating with stakeholders, allocating resources and visualising progress towards agreed goals. 
• Managing risks, budgets and people. 
• Managing dependencies, overcoming obstacles and working efficiently towards deadlines. 


About you 

We are looking for a motivated, organised and flexible individual with the ability to drive the delivery of projects, products and services within DfT. You will be a strong communicator, possessing the ability to liaise and build relationships with a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with experience of working with staff at all levels. Experience of working with Agile methodologies alongside first class problem solving skills will also be sought after for this role. 

About us 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Delivery Manager

Benefits Benefits

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. 

This includes: 
- a generous annual leave entitlement, 
- attractive pension options, 
- flexible working, 
- good career development opportunities, 
- a variety of career paths, 
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Selection process details

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

The sift is due to take place Week Commencing 16th September. 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held Week Commencing 30th September. 

Interviews will likely be held in London. 

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. 

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

How to Apply 

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/ criteria described in Role Profile. 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 

• An interview with one or more exercises 

The interview may consist of a range of question types which could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any given situation, as well as specific examples of things you have done. You may also be asked to sit a written assessment or present on a particular topic. 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 

• What energises and motivates you 
• How you would manage situations relevant to the role 
• Your previous experience 
• Your professional skills and knowledge 

Further Information 

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 

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. 

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 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 

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. 

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact: 

Government Recruitment Services via email: 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: 
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission. 

Childcare Vouchers: 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Lewis Buckley Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission

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