Benefits Manager - Radio Network Infrastructure Replacement (RNIR) Programme

Southampton, Hampshire
03 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021
Full Time
Contract Type



About the job

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 a self-driven and motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, busy environment?

Do you have experience in benefits management and realisation?

Would you like to be a part of initiating and shaping a major programme to transform the HM Coastguards' communication systems?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced benefits manager to play a key role in leading the benefits management process throughout the RNIR “Rollout" delivery phase of the programme. The Radio Network Infrastructure Replacement (RNIR) Programme is a large scale and complex programme which is focused on replacing MCA's 165 remote radio sites with the latest technology.

This programme will stabilise, sustain and completely transform the national blue light emergency IT operational systems that HM Coastguard relies on to save lives. You will responsible for identifying possible benefits and working with Country Councils and their communities, relevant Government Agencies, Historical and Environment bodies, in promoting the RNIR and BLTT programmes, addressing any concerns that arise, resolve any issues and keeping interested groups and individuals informed. This is a busy and diverse role where no two days are the same. If you enjoy variety in your working day, then this is the role for you!

Additional Information

Please note this role involves extensive travel throughout the mainland. This will be approximately 2 days every week with some overnight stays where required.

A driving licence is required for this role.


Include, but are not limited to :

• Provide Specialist “Benefits Management” Services during the RNIR Programme `Network Rollout' phase.
• Seek out new opportunities to deliver additional Benefits of the programme
• Engage with other Government Departments and Local Authorities to deliver wider programme Benefits
• Work with the Commercial Manager to secure ongoing value for money for RNIR activity
• Work with the Relationship Manager to develop benefits communications
• Develop and manage a Benefit Monitoring and Reporting Process
• Assign appropriate ownership for each Benefit and collaboratively work to identify how each Benefit is to be measured

For further details please see the attached role profile.

About You

You enjoy working collaboratively and building lasting relationships comes naturally to you and you are someone who is not afraid to handle challenging conversations. You are exceptionally well organised and take a flexible approach to your work, able to effectively manage and prioritise a busy workload. You are a driven, proactive and detail-focused individual who strives for quality outcomes in everything you do. You look at the bigger picture and take a positive approach to solve problems. You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor these and can do so in a clear, professional and confident manner.


Full Car Driving Licence


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together


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

About Operational Delivery Profession (ODP)

Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest and most diverse professional community across the Civil Service. Many of us will have an association with several professional communities or specialisms, ODP applies to all public-facing roles / or a role that is primarily aligned to supporting the work of those with public-facing roles. All critical to the delivery of UK public services.

Things you need to know 

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

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 and Experience.

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.

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

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and tailor your statement of suitability to reflect the role and the essential requirements listed below:

Please tailor your statement of suitability to show evidence of the following:

• Excellent oral and communication skills.
• Experience in the delivery of Benefits Management for complex projects/programmes.
• Experience in engaging and collaborating with a variety of Stakeholders, Government Departments and Local Authorities.
• Experience of projects/programmes preferably in radio infrastructure or willingness to learn.

The sift is due to take place w/c 20th September 2021.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 4th October 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 and written assessment.

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.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

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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 for assistance.

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

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or 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 :   Marie Mitchell 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

Attachments Role Profile Opens in new window(pdf, 443kB) Z. Candidate Notes Opens in new window(pdf, 823kB) Z. Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window(pdf, 405kB)

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