Radio Network Infrastructure Replacement (RNIR) Communications Manager
Spring Place, Southampton. SO15 1EG
About the job
Do you have exceptional communication skills?
Can you build solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders?
Have you got strong drafting skills?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) are looking for a Communications Manager to work within the Radio Network Infrastructure Replacement (RNIR) programme. The RNIR forms a major contract to replace the MCA's 155 remote radio sites with modern technology.
The RNIR Communications Manager will be responsible for identifying opportunities to work with external stakeholders promoting the RNIR programme and addressing any concerns that arise. You will also lead on media enquiries and drafting responses to Ministerial correspondence, Parliamentary Questions and Treat Official correspondence.
This is a highly important role as it would be your responsibility to keep both internal and external stakeholders informed of the progress of the RNIR programme.
The role responsibilities include:
• Coordinate, document and produce all Internal and External Communications material including the Programme Communications Plan
• Support the Commercial Manager with the engagement of all Environmental Stakeholders
• Support the Commercial Manager with the management of Way Leave and Planning Application issues
• Support the Commercial Manager for the engagement with Building Digital UK (BDUK), Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and other Government Bodies
• Manage the Remote Radio Site Transition Communications Plan
• Act as the interface with the wider MCA Press Office Liaison and support when required the MCA Commercial Stakeholder Lead
• Develop lines to take for Ministers and officials when attending meetings
• Work with the Commercial Manager to secure ongoing value for money for RNIR activity
We are looking for someone who has exceptional communication skills and can express themselves in a confident and concise manner with colleagues at all levels. You will represent the Agency in a professional and clear manner, ensuring key messages are delivered to both internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner. You will have good drafting skills with the ability to produce high quality documents.
You will be someone who naturally enjoys working collaboratively with different business areas and likes the challenge of influencing others to achieve business outcomes. You can build rapport quickly with both internal and external stakeholders which enables you to build solid working relationships.
We are looking for someone who is proactive in seeking resolutions and can resolve issues that arise through their quick thinking.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.
Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.
Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.
Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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.
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:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Communicating and Influencing
- Making Effective Decisions
- Changing and Improving
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. Things you need to know Security
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
When considering your CV and Personal Statement, please evidence the following:
• Evidence experience of working collaboratively with different business areas both internal and external stakeholders
• Evidence experience of how you have previously managed an effective communications process to deliver key messages
• Evidence experience of how you have previously managed stakeholder issues
The sift is due to take place 27/11/19.
Interviews are likely to be held 11/12/19.
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
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
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
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
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.
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’.
Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.
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.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-Employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
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Any move to 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.
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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.
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