Resourcing Manager - Assessment

Birmingham, West Midlands
12 May 2022
25 May 2022
Full Time
Contract Type


Birmingham, Leeds, Swansea

About the job

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Recruiting the best people, whoever they are, into the Department for Transport matters to us. That's why we want every application form, interview or any other kind of assessment to bring out the best in everyone, so we can find the most talented people irrespective of who they are. That's where you come in.

Do you have experience of designing inclusive assessment methods?

Have you previously been responsible for implementing innovative ways of assessing candidates in a recruitment process?

Does the idea of utilising data to take an evidence-based approach to recruitment interest you?

If this sounds like you, then this vacancy could be your perfect next job.

Job description

The role of Resourcing Manager – Assessment is vital to ensuring that the assessment methodologies used in the recruitment processes across the DfT group are fit for purpose. This includes considering not just whether they are right for the role but whether they are as inclusive as possible, as well as presenting DfT as an employer of choice. As well as taking the lead in developing and implementing new assessment methodologies, you will do this by providing expert guidance to the recruitment team responsible for running these processes, as well as hiring managers and other stakeholders across the business.


Include but not limited to:

• Research, design and deliver new assessment methodologies as well as be able to change and update existing methods as required
• Ensuring that all assessment processes are inclusive by design, considering a variety of protected characteristics
• Responsible for the continuous improvement of the different assessment tools available to the business, guaranteeing a broad range of suitable and competitive assessment methodologies.
• Develop and run training sessions, both via group and one-to-one/coaching sessions, aimed at a variety of stakeholders including the recruitment team and hiring managers.
• Contribute to broader discussions and decisions about recruitment across DfT
• Responsible for driving forward an evidence-based approach to attraction and assessment methods, particularly by gathering, interpreting and presenting data to relevant stakeholders.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will need to evidence:

• Demonstrable experience of designing and implementing assessment methodologies in recruitment processes
• Experience of developing and delivering training via a variety of methods and channels
• A good working knowledge of recruitment processes
• Excellent knowledge of equality, diversity, and inclusion, with strong working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and its application to recruitment

For further information, please see the attached Role Profile


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

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

Technical skills

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

  • HR Careers Framework – Level 2 – HR Operations/strategic workforce planning/resourcing: Engaging with and constructively challenging a range of managers and leaders
  • HR Careers Framework – Level 2 – HR Operations/strategic workforce planning/resourcing: Offering insight driven solutions which enable the business to deliver against its wider objectives
  • HR Careers Framework – Level 2 – HR Operations/strategic workforce planning/resourcing: Being a point of escalation for operational issues


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

Things you need to know

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.

How to Apply

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

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV and personal statement (max. 1250 words) to provide evidence of when you have:

• Demonstrable experience of designing and implementing assessment methodologies in recruitment processes
• Experience of developing and delivering training via a variety of methods and channels
• A good working knowledge of recruitment processes
• Excellent knowledge of equality, diversity, and inclusion, with strong working knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and its application to recruitment

Sift and Interview Dates

The sift is due to take place 26th May 2022.

Interviews are likely to be held from week commencing 6th June 2022.

If you are invited to interview this could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you.

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 will include:

• An interview

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

As part of the Technical assessment you will be assessed against HR Careers Framework – Level 2 – HR Operations/strategic workforce planning/resourcing.

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 visit our Careers website

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

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How We Hire page of our DfT Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Recruitment in Detail page of the DfT Careers website. You will find detailed information about the entire recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role in 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.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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